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 Historical Society, 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. 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 September 15, 2019. Awards will be announced in October. 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 www.cunofoundation.org/grants 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 email@example.com.
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