**New! We are very pleased to announce the recipients of our innaugural Family Services Chapter Grants!
The Chicagoland, Southern California, South Florida and St. Louis Chapters each awarded a total of $25,000 to several organizations in their local areas. In all, a total of $100,000 was awarded to 21 local organizations to fund programs for individuals with autism in the areas of Education, Recreation and Community Activities, and Young Adult and Adult Services.
Click here to see a full list of this year's recipients.
Autism Speaks seeks to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in the four main geographic chapters of Autism Speaks: Chicagoland, St. Louis, Southern California and South Florida. We are looking to expand the Chapter Grants model in 2013.
About the Chapter Grants
The focus of our Family Services Chapter Grants is three-fold:
- to promote local services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism
- to expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community
- to increase the field of service providers in the four chapters
Local organizations may apply for a grant of up to $5000 for a one time grant for new programs or the expansion of existing programs.
Autism Speaks places a significant focus on the end product or deliverable of each proposal that will benefit the autism community beyond those participating in the program. Deliverables include videos, manuals and curricula that will 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 functioning levels. Careful consideration will also be given to proposals that specifically address the needs of underserved communities.
Apply for a Chapter Grant!
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For more information about the Autism Speaks Family Services grants programs, please contact Serena Selkin at email@example.com.