Cuno Foundation Announces 3rd Quarter Grants



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Trudy Cotton, Secretary                                                            






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--Meriden, CT, October 19, 2017    —   The  Distribution Committee of the Cuno Foundation held their 3rd Quarter meeting on October 17th .  The results, announced by Molly Savard, Chairman, is that $72,000 in grants have been awarded to local non-profit agencies.  “We made our annual grant to the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford.  This was one of Charles Cuno’s favorite charities when he founded the  15foundation in 1948.  We are happy to carry on his tradition.  Another of his other favorite non-profits was Gaylord Hospital, Inc. which will receive a $28,000 matching grant for a technology program to improve patient outcomes.”   Other grant recipients include the American Cancer Society for Relay for Life; Meriden Junior Football for safety equipment; Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters for the Meriden community based programs; and South Meriden Festivals for the purchase of a large storage container to replace a damaged one.     

The Distribution Committee also voted to award $50,000 in new scholarships to high school seniors planning to further their education.  Applications for future scholarships will be sent to local high schools in January and will be available to surrounding communities by contacting the Cuno Foundation also in January.

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 organizations’ target recipients.  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 December 15, 2017.  Awards for the next cycle will be announced in January.   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 go online to 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 203-443-5594 or by email to