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Sprouts Neighborhood Grant Recipients 2014

Through the second annual Neighborhood Grant program, funded through Autism Speaks’ partnership with Sprouts Farmers Markets, in 2014 Autism Speaks distributed grants of up to $5,000 to 52 organizations around the country for a total of over $271,000. The programs along with their location and category are listed below by region. Learn more about the Autism Speaks local grant programs here!

Arizona
California
Southern California Chapter Grants
Colorado
Kansas
New Mexico
Nevada
Oklahoma
Texas
Utah

Arizona

Arizona Autism Charter Schools 
Health and Wellness Community Center
Phoenix, AZ
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Arizona Autism United
Project Reach
Phoenix, AZ
Category: Education/Training

Kids Who Care, Inc.
Summer Radio/Audio and Multimedia Service Learning Course
Phoenix, AZ
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
School Consultation and Training Program
Phoenix, AZ
Category: Education/Training

Sun City Country Club
SCCC Golf Lessons for Youth
Sun City, AZ
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

California

Autism Fun Bay Area
Azure Music Performance and Education Events
San Francisco, CA
Category: Education/Training

Autism Health Insurance Project
Obtaining Medically Necessary Treatment for Medi-Cal Families Impacted by Autism
Lafayette, CA
Category: Education/Training

Camping Unlimited for Developmentally Disabled
Program Assistance for Those without Financial Means
El Sobrante, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Children’s Nurturing Project
Supportive Services for Families of Children on the Spectrum
Fairfield, CA
Category: Education/Training

City of Stockton
First Responder Training
Stockton, CA
Category: Education/Training

Community Life Services
Technology
Soquel, CA
Category: Equipment/Supportive Technology

Friends of Children with Special Needs
Drama Program for Special Youths
Fremont, CA
Category: Education/Training

Halleck Creek Ranch
Therapeutic Horsemanship and 4-H Club
Nicasio, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

iTherapy 
InnerVoice
Martinez, CA
Category: Equipment/Supportive Technology

Life Applied
Second Facility Expansion
Salinas, CA
Category: Education/Training

Parents Helping Parents
Sensory Equipment Kits for Individuals with Autism
San Jose, CA
Category: Education/Training

Total Education Solutions 
Social Skills Summer Camp
Sacramento, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Autism Speaks Southern California Chapter

Banding Together 
Music Therapy Jam Sessions for Social and Community Inclusion for People with ASD and Other Special Needs
San Diego, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Broadway Gymnastics Foundation
Expanding Teaching of Gymnastics to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Los Angeles, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Translation Expansion
Irvine, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Chapman Ability Project
Accessing and Understanding Special Education for the Vietnamese Community
Orange, CA
Category: Education/Training

Chapman University Fast Team
Transition Tools: Teaching the Skills for a Bright Future
Orange, CA
Category: Young Adult/Adult Services

Circle of Friends
Inclusion Conference: Looking Forward to an Inclusive Future
Los Angeles, CA
Category: Education/Training

EMQ Families First
Inland Empire Preschool Screening Project
San Bernardino, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Etta Israel Center
Training Trainers: People with Autism Teaching Energy Conservation
Los Angeles, CA
Category: Young Adult/Adult Services

Golden Heart Ranch
Social Living Club
Los Angeles, CA
Category: Young Adult/Adult Services

The Miracle Project
Rehearsing for Life
Los Angeles, CA
Category: Young Adult/Adult Services

Polo Buddies
Fullerton, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Simi Valley Unified School District
Harmonic Connections: Pairing Music and Technology to Enrich Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ventura, CA
Category: Education/Training

Tara’s Chance
Autism Equine-Assisted Activity Program
Fullerton, CA
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Tierra Del Sol
Job Development Expansion for People with ASD
Los Angeles, CA
Category: Young Adult/Adult Services

Colorado

Developmental FX
Precede to Proceed for Progress 
Denver, CO
Category: Education/Training

Extreme Sports Camp
Community-Based Instructional Support Expansion
Aspen, CO
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Firefly Autism
Firefly Family Academy
Denver, CO
Category: Education/Training

HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center
HorseBuddies Family Play Dates
Greeley, CO
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

The Joshua School Early Intervention and Preschool Program
Mentorship Program
Englewood, CO
Category: Education/Training

Lehman Disability Planning, LLC
Letter of Intent Document
Centennial, CO
Category: Education/Training

Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
Sensory Supported Swimming Instructor Training (SSSIT)
Kansas City, KS
Category: Education/Training

New Mexico

Behavior Change Institute
Sociable Clubhouse
Clovis, NM
Category: Education/Training

Nevada

FEAT of Southern Nevada
FEAT Family Nights
Las Vegas, NV
Category: Education/Training

Never Give Up Foundation
Project Extraordinary Kids
Las Vegas, NV
Category: Equipment/Supportive Technology

Oklahoma

The Chickasaw Nation
Assistive Technology in Early Childhood (ATEC)
Ada, OK
Category: Equipment/Supportive Technology

The Griffin Promise
The Journey Program
Broken Arrow, OK
Category: Education/Training

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Connected Families: Building Your Village
Oklahoma City, OK
Category: Education/Training

Texas

Brownsville Society for Crippled Children 
Early Intervention for Underserved Minorities with ASD
Brownsville, TX
Category: Education/Training

Central Texas Autism Center
Health Choices through Fitness, Piano and Theater
Austin, TX
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Children’s Autism Center 
LEGO Social Club through the Bridge: Social Learning Center
Round Rock, TX
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

Dallas Children’s Theater
Sensory-Friendly Balloonacy, Skippyjon Jones & Flat Stanley
Dallas, TX
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
Access for Autism
Austin, TX
Category: Education/Training

TEAM MARIO
Project P.L.A.Y.
Edinburg, TX
Category: Recreation/Community Activities

University of Texas Health Science Center 
Launching! A Project of the UTHealth C.L.A.S.S. Clinic
Houston, TX
Category: Education/Training

Utah

St. George Police Department
Project Lifesaver
St. George, UT
Category: Equipment/Supportive Technology

Utah Autism Academy
Sibling Support and Relationship Development
Midvale, UT
Category: Education/Training

In 2014, Autism Speaks also distributed grants through both the Chapter and Regional Grants programs. Learn more about the recipients of Chapter Grants here and Regional Grants here!

Click here to view the recipients of the 2013 Neighborhood Grants program.