Funder Aids Homelessness Projects, K-12 Education

autism speaks logoPrivate Funder: Autism Speaks; Opportunity: Family Services Local Grants; Funding Focus: Education, recreation, community activities and young adult services; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: $5,000 to $25,000 for multiple awards; Deadline: Sept. 23.

Summary: Funding supports efforts to change the future for those with autism spectrum disorders. The organization’s Family Services Grants support programs that build the field of services for individuals with autism. The grants support efforts to increase the capacity of service providers, broaden recreation and athletic programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and improve their pre-vocational and vocational training opportunities.

School districts are eligible to apply for grants, although they do not receive a priority, officials tell us. Local Grants are divided into Chapter, Regional, and Neighborhood Grants, depending on the location of the service providers. Successful applicants are expected to use grant funding to support new programs or expansion of existing programs, she says.

Other Grants

These are different from the organization’s community grants, which run on a different funding cycle.

Info:  or 917/475-5059.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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