Cuno Foundation Grants

Gifts are bestowed for public, charitable and educational purposes that encourage and promote the well-being of the citizens of Meriden and surrounding communities.

Who Can Apply?

Anyone can apply for a Cuno Foundation grant, but preference is given to proposals submitted by tax-exempt, not-for-profit organizations for activities conducted primarily in Meriden and surrounding communities. Grantees must demonstrate financial responsibility. For more information, see our list of Recent Grantees and read our Grant Application Guidelines.

When Do I Apply?

Grant applications are accepted three times per year—in April, September and December. Applications and supporting documents (if applicable) must be submitted online no later than midnight on the deadline date. Deadlines are strictly enforced. See our Grant Application Guidelines for upcoming application deadlines.

What Do Grants Cover?

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.

Who Decides?

The Distribution Committee is comprised of seven members, each of whom serves a term of seven years. Committee members are selected for their knowledge of the charitable and educational needs of the community. Read more about the Distribution Committee.

What Happens After I Apply?

Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision within approximately 30 days after consideration by the Distribution Committee. Grant recipients must provide a progress report within one year of the award.