Cuno Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $59,000

The Cuno Foundation is pleased to announce that at its October meeting twelve non-profit organizations from Meriden and Wallingford were awarded grants.  The largest single disbursement of $17,000 went to Beat the Street Community Center for property and security improvements.  Chris Beale, Chairman of the Distribution Committee, commented, “Beat the Street serves approximately 31 members each day and we are very happy to continue to help this organization and other local organizations that keeps our youth focused and involved in positive activities.”

Other recipients included:  Birthright of Greater Meriden; Boys & Girls Club; GUS Robotics; Kuhn Employment; Martin Luther King/Albert Owens Scholarship Program; Midstate Chamber of Commerce; New Opportunities; Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters; South Meriden Festivals; and, Wallingford YMCA.  “Over $182,000 in grants have been awarded in 2018.  Charles Cuno, through his philanthropy and the desire to promote the welfare of others, has made a lasting impact in our city and surrounding cities”, said Beale.

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 December 15, 2018.  Awards 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 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