Autism Speaks Local Impact Grant

Autism Speaks supports community programs that provide people with autism with fulfilling social and educational experiences through our Local Impact Grant program.


Must be a non-profit organizations with a 501(c)3 exempt status and in existence for at least one year.

Reach a wide age range of individuals on the spectrum. 

Provide a measurable impact on the lives of those who participate and their families.  

Replicate best practices with other organizations in their community, state, or region within the following categories of service delivery: 

  • Education and training
  • Recreation/community activities
  • Summer camp scholarships
  • Sensory equipment/supportive technology
  • Young adult/adult services

2023 Local Impact Grant Application Timeline  

  September 5, 2023: Application process opens. Click here to get started.

  September 12, 2023: Informational webinar. Email us to request the webinar recording.

  October 6, 2023: Application process closes  

  December 15, 2023: All grant recipients notified and announced on social media

  Starting January 1, 2024: Funds disbursed upon receipt of contracts

  End December 2024: Final Report from grant recipients due to Autism Speaks 

Additional Information

Local Impact Grant Application Guidebook

Autism Speaks Grants Database

Volunteer Reviewer Tutorial 

Know someone who is interested in becoming a grant reviewer*?  Share our sign-up form with them.

*Reviewers cannot be employed by an organization that is applying for this grant.

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