New! We are now accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the 2014 Family Services Community Grants cycle!
Please read the Request for Applications (RFA) to learn about the program and how to apply.
We held the first Community Grants webinar on Monday, February 24. Click here to view the slides!
We will be holding a second webinar on March 11 at 1 pm EST. Click here to register and learn more about the Community Grants program!
**Note: We can only accept LOIs online from both non-profit and for-profit organizations. We do not accept applications from individuals.
About the Family Services Community Grants
Recognizing that there are multiple needs in the expansive and varied autism community, the focus of Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grants is on proposals that serve to build the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community. Organizations interested in submitting an application must address one of the three areas of need. Successful applicants will apply grant funding to support new programs or the expansion of existing projects.
Since 2007, Autism Speaks has awarded close to $3.7 million in Community Grants to 172 organizations across the country.
Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Community Grants program.
Please take some time to visit our searchable Community Autism Speaks Grants Database to learn more about grants we have funded!
What We Fund
Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grants fund proposals from established organizations, both non-profit and for-profit, that support new or expanded programs for individuals with autism. Organizations interested in submitting an application must address one of the three areas of need:
Young Adult/Adult Services
We look for proposals that address the following key elements:
- Field Building
- Number of Individuals Served
- Cost Effectiveness
- Innovation and Creativity
- Ability to be Replicated by Other Organizations
- Credibility of the Organization
- Sustainability/Viability of the Project
In December 2013, Autism Speaks awarded $340,000 to 15 organizations from around the country. Click here to see a full list of last year's recipients.
Family Services Community Grant applications must be submitted electronically using the Autism Speaks Online Grant System.