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Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism Grant

Grants to Nonprofits and Schools in Multiple
USA States to Help Individuals with Autism

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

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Deadline Date:

10/05/18 5:00 PM EST


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Grants of up to $9,999 and grand ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Central Florida nonprofits and schools to assist individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Applicants requesting funds greater than $9,999 must submit an LOI in advance of a full proposal.

The priorities of the Foundation are to meet families’ needs along the way by ensuring (1) Access to Services (2) Active Lifestyles and (3) Adult Independence.

All requests should fall under one of these three categories:

Access to Services:

Funding for community organizations and schools who are providing vital resources and actively assisting children with autism spectrum disorder and their families through education and technology*, 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.

Active Lifestyles:

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

Adult Independence: 

Providing opportunities for job training, vocational skills programs, employment, housing, transportation and healthcare delivery for adults on the autism spectrum.       


Indirect or Administrative Costs up to 15% of the total project budget will be considered for funding. Anything over 15% will not be considered. General Operating requests are restricted to autism-specific organizations.

What will make your proposal stand out:
-A story that demonstrates the impact the grant funds will make.
-Know your audience and keep it succinct – know the stats – 1 in 59, 90% unemployment, etc. – focus your proposal on what the Foundation needs to know. Brevity goes a long way!
-Anticipated measurable results – is this clear and is a process in place to collect data?
-A detailed project budget – Outline the whole picture and be specific to how Flutie funds will be administered and other funding sources obtained or in the pipeline.
-One or two heartfelt support letters that apply to the funding request. Participant and family letters are true storytelling material. The third letter should be from another service provider or professional in the community.
-Demonstrate your plan for collaboration & sustainability.
-Organization and thoroughness of the proposal itself.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174331

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are awarded annually with the average award of $10,000 to $20,000.

Requests for grants of up to $9,999 may be submitted directly through the online application system without an LOI.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

While the Foundation is committed to supporting families, support must be made through IRS approved 501 (c)(3) organizations and qualified schools who in turn provide services, family support grants and resources to families.

Grants are made to organizations and schools in the following regions:
-Other New England States including Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut
-New York
-New Jersey
-Central Florida including Marion, Volusia, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola & Brevard Counties
-National Educational and Advocacy Programs

Requests for capital campaigns and endowments will not be considered.

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. is not able to accept grant applications directly from individuals or families.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit a LOI between July 16, 2018 and August 15, 2018 for requests between $10,000 and $20,000 to Lisa Collins.

If your LOI is accepted, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. Invitations will be sent August 16th -September 1st. Invited proposals will be accepted starting September 1, 2018 through October 5, 2018. Full details will be included in the invitation.

Proposals up to $9,999 will be accepted directly through the online application system from September 1, 2018 - October 5, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Lisa Collins

Doug Flutie. Jr Foundation for Autism Inc.
PO Box 2157
Framingham, MA 01703

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Florida: Marion, Volusia, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, and Brevard counties;   Maine;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Rhode Island;   Vermont