autism community impact grants

Autism Community Impact Grant

Autism Community Impact Grant

The Flutie Foundation recognizes not-for-profit organizations who share our mission to help individuals and families with autism live life to the fullest. For our 2023 Autism Community Impact Grant, we will continue granting these organizations with a particular emphasis on supporting traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities.

Our Autism Community Impact Grant cycle will consider requests that will help fund programs and projects showing potential to make an IMMEDIATE impact in the community and align with the Flutie Foundation priorities as stated in our Seven Key Dimensions described below. We especially encourage organizations with programs serving those most profoundly affected by autism to apply and share their stories.

Grant Timeline

  • LOI submissions due by 9/29/23.
  • Requests for full application submissions have been sent.
  • Final decisions: December 2023.

Grant Funding Priorities

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Work & School

Providing a path for educational opportunities, vocational skills programs, employment, housing, transportation and healthcare delivery for adults on the autism spectrum.
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Active / Social

Support for recreational and sports programs, aquatic programs, social skills training, family events and summer camps for all individuals on the autism spectrum.
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Safe / Supported / Informed

Funding for community organizations and schools who are providing vital resources and actively assisting individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families through advocacy programs, diagnostic and clinical services, direct family support, safety equipment, emergency care, respite services and other opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for those affected.
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Geographic Focus for 2023

  • Massachusetts 
  • Other New England States including Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut
  • Central Florida including Marion, Volusia, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola & Brevard Counties

Invitations for Letters of Inquiry for New York and New Jersey have been sent at this time. LOIs are closed for 2023.

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LOI Details:

The Flutie Foundation will be accepting proposals up to $20,000 and should include a budget for the project – clearly showing how and where the Flutie Funds will be disbursed.

Letters of inquiry are accepted through our online grant portal only. Invitations for full proposal will follow after complete review. All submitted applications will be notified of decision.

Please note that the Autism Community Impact Grant does not provide funds for:

  • Capital building projects
  • Endowments
  • Grants to individuals
  • Projects and organizations that are international in scope or purpose
  • Research Projects
  • Assisted Technology *Requests for  related technology will not be accepted through our annual grant cycle. Please refer to the Allison Keller Education Technology Initiative to apply for iPads and related technology. Examples include SMARTBoards, Robots, iPads and Apps.
  • Individuals or Families *please refer to JOEYS FUND for direct family support

Contact Lisa Collins, Director of Programs, for questions.