Cuno Foundation Awards Grants




           The Distribution Committee of the Cuno Foundation awarded $160,000 in grants to organizations in and around Meriden.  Grant recipients include Beat the Street Community Center, Chrysalis Center, Covenant to Care for Children, the Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall Corp, Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven, Meriden New Britain and Berlin YMCA, Meriden Historical Society and TriCircle.

             Chairman of the Distribution Committee, Trey Bruce, stated “this is the first time we’ve funded the Chrysalis Center.  Their mission is to provide support services to assist those in need to help transform their lives.  They are currently serving 18 households in Meriden and this grant is specifically for Meriden to provide permanent, independent housing for individuals and families that is safe and affordable.”

            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.  As a general rule, organizations are not awarded more than one grant per calendar year.  Preference is given to proposals submitted by tax-exempt, not for profit organizations located in the Meriden area and special consideration is given to those agencies that seek additional funding from other sources and do not rely solely on the Cuno Foundation for funding.

            Applications are reviewed three times a year.  The next deadline date to submit an application is December 15, 2023.  Awards will be announced in January 2024.

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.  Questions regarding the application process can be directed to