Am I eligible to receive a grant from the Cuno Foundation?

Grants are usually made for specific, tangible items or capital expense requests that directly benefit the recipient. The Cuno Foundation does not grant funds for salaries. Funds can only be distributed to qualified non-profit organizations.

Grants will be for activities conducted primarily in Meriden and neighboring communities by tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations, and the grantee must demonstrate financial responsibility.

To learn more about who qualifies to apply for a grant, please see our Grant Application Guidelines.

How do I apply?

Please review our Grant Application Guidelines.

What is the deadline for applying for a grant?

For the 2024 application cycle, the following are the application deadline dates:

  • April 15, 2024
  • September 15, 2024
  • December 15, 2024

Deadlines are strictly enforced.

How long after I apply will I be notified whether I received a grant?

Applicants will be notified of the grant decision, via email, approximately 30 days after consideration by the Distribution Committee.

Do I have to inform the Cuno Foundation how I am using the grant I received?

Grant recipients must provide a Progress Report to be completed online.  Notification will be emailed to grant recipient within one year of the grant award.

What types of organizations have received grants in the past?

Please see our list of Recent Grantees.

How does the Cuno Foundation decide who will receive a grant?

Grant decisions are made by the Cuno Foundation Distribution Committee, which consists of seven members with terms of seven years. Committee members are selected based on their knowledge of the charitable or educational needs of the community.

Can a house of worship apply for a grant?

Capital improvement projects for houses of worship are not funded, but community outreach programs would be considered.

Can public or private schools apply for a grant?

Applications will be considered that benefit school children as long as they are not supported in the school budget.