Cuno Foundation Announces 1Q 2018 Grants and New Officers



 Chris Beale was elected Chairman of the Distribution Committee of The Cuno Foundation at the Annual Meeting held on January 16.  Beale replaces outgoing Chairman, Molly Savard.  Eliot White was elected Vice-Chairman for the 2018 year.    Other members include Natalie Cheerman, Kevin Curry, Ken Mango and John Stanton.   Members are appointed for a seven year term.  Trudy Cotton serves as Secretary of the Cuno Foundation.

 Over $83,000 was awarded with the largest grant of 25,000 going to the Women and Families Center to help fund their Project REACH Transitional Living Program.  Other grant recipients include:  American Association of University Women; Arc of Meriden-Wallingford; Boys and Girls Club of Meriden; Meriden Farmer’s Market; Girls Inc. of Meriden; In A Heartbeat, Inc.; Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven; MLK & Albert Owens Scholarship Fund; Meriden Project Graduation; Meriden Youth Theatre at the YMCA; Middlesex Community College Foundation; and, New Opportunities, Inc. 

The Distribution Committee also announced approximately $50,000 in scholarships to high school seniors planning to further their education will be awarded in May 2018.  Applications were sent to Meriden and Wallingford high schools where students can pick up an application in the Guidance Department.   High School students outside of Meriden and Wallingford can send their request to, including their name and mailing address, and an application will be mailed to them. The deadline date for accepting applications is March 2, 2018.           

The Cuno Foundation is again accepting grant applications for public, charitable or educational purposes.  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.  Applications are reviewed three times a year.  The next deadline date to submit an application is April 15, 2018.  Awards will be announced in May.   Preference is given to proposals submitted by tax-exempt, not for profit organizations located in the Meriden area.  

Non-profit organizations seeking to submit a grant for consideration should visit where they can create an account and submit their grant application via the website.  An agency can also create an account for the online grants system at any time outside of the application cycle.  Paper grant applications will no longer be accepted.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Trudy Cotton at