Cuno Foundation Awards Grants


Kevin Curry was elected Chairman of the Distribution Committee and Natalie Cheerman as Vice-Chairman.  Other members include Chris Beale, Trey Bruce, Molly Savard, John Stanton and Eliot White.  Each member serves a term of seven years. 

The Distribution Committee of the Cuno Foundation began 2020 by awarding over $120,000 in grants to organizations in and around Meriden.  Grant recipients include AAUW- $5,000; Arts & Crafts Association of Meriden-$13,000; Boys and Girls Club of Meriden-$28,000; Center for Better Hearing-$6,000; CT State Police Academy Alumni Association-$5,000; Festivals in Meriden DBA Meriden Daffodil Festival-$7,500; In A Heartbeat, Inc.-$15,000; Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc.-$2,000; Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven-$5,000; Meriden Farmers Market-$3,000; Middlesex Community College Foundation-$1,500; New Opportunities, Inc.-$2,500; The Cove for Grieving Children-$2,600; and the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford-$25,000.

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, 2020.  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.  Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Trudy Cotton at