Foundation / Corporation
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands nonprofit and for-profit organizations for programs that enhance the lives of people affected by autism. Funding is intended for programs and activities that address the focus areas of education and training, culture, animal therapy, fitness and health, social skills, summer camp scholarships, supportive technology, sensory equipment, water safety, and adult and young adult services.
Through the Autism Local Impact Grant program, Autism Speaks funds activities across the country. In addition, the bi-annual Normal and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program grants identify and support innovative community programs for people with autism of all ages. Applications for both programs will be considered, depending on meeting the program criteria.
The focus of the Autism Speaks Local Impact Grants is three-fold:
- To promote local services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders
- To expand the capacity to effectively serve the ASD community
- To increase the field of national service providers.
Autism Speaks places a significant emphasis on the product or deliverable of each proposal to benefit the autism community beyond those participating in the program. Deliverables include videos, manuals and curricula that may be shared on the Autism Speaks website for the broader community. In addition, Autism Speaks seeks to ensure proposals provide opportunities for individuals with varying levels of need. Careful consideration will also be given to applications that specifically address the needs of underserved communities, which can include rural towns, non-English speaking populations, and other vulnerable groups.
Funding is provided to support programs at existing organizations in the following areas:
- Animal Therapy: Equine programs, service dogs, and other animal-related activities
- Culture: Programs related to arts, dance, museums, music
- Health and Fitness: Athletic and wellness programs
- Social Skills
- Summer Camp Scholarships
- Supportive Technology/Sensory Equipment
- Swimming and Water Safety:
- Young Adult/Adult Services
GrantWatch ID#: 160553
Both the Autism Speaks Local Impact Grant Program and the Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program award up to $5,000.
The grant period is seven-nine months, beginning once the check is received.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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