Cuno Foundation Annual Meeting

             Trey Bruce was elected Chairman of the Distribution Committee of The Cuno Foundation at the Annual Meeting held on January 17.  Bruce replaces outgoing Chairman, John Stanton.  Molly Savard was elected Vice-Chairman for the 2023 year.    Other members include Chris Beale, Natalie Cheerman, Kevin Curry, and Eliot White.   Members are appointed for a seven year term.  Trudy Cotton serves as Secretary of the Cuno Foundation.

             $80,000 was awarded to nine non-profit agencies with the largest grant of $25,000 going to the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford.   Other recipients included Abilities Without Boundaries, AAUW, Easterseals Greater Waterbury, Friends of the Meriden Public Library, In a Heartbeat, Meriden Farmer’s Market, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Women and Families Center.

            “The Cuno Foundation has been funding many of the same agencies for many years so it’s always nice to make first-time grants to new agencies.  Abilities Without Boundries and Friends of the Meriden Public Library were two first-time recipients ”, stated Trey Bruce. 

            The Distribution Committee also announced a $50,000 4-Year College Scholarship and a $50,000 Vocational School Scholarship to high school seniors planning to further their education.   These scholarships will be awarded in May 2023.  Applications were sent to Meriden and Wallingford high schools where students can pick up a scholarship application in the Guidance Department.   The deadline date for accepting applications is March 3, 2023.

            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, 2023.  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.  Information regarding the application process can be found on the Cuno Foundation website or by sending an email to