The Distribution Committee of the Cuno Foundation met on May 20 at Master’s Manna in Wallingford, CT. Following a tour of the facility, Eliot White, Chairman, convened the meeting and discussions began regarding which agencies that applied met the qualifications and how the Committee could best distribute the available money. Sixteen non-profit agencies applied, and thirteen received grants.
Girls Incorporated of Meriden received the largest grant of $30,000 for their parking lot and driveway tear up and repaving project.
Other recipients included: Boys and Girls Club of Meriden, Council of Neighborhoods, Franciscan Life Center, Meriden Wallingford Chrysalis, Meriden YMCA, MidState Arc, Inc., MidState Medical Center, Summer Campership for Meriden and Wallingford and the Women and Families Center. Two agencies, Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford, Inc. and Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall Corporation, received matching grants.
Thirty four scholarships were renewed, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 a year. Twelve, $5,000 renewable, new scholarships were given to students attending Platt, Maloney, Wilcox, Lyman Hall and Sacred Heart High Schools. The Frank E. Davella Scholarship Fund will disburse $193,000 for the 2019-20 school year.