Private Funder: Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism grants; Funding Focus: Child autism; Geographic Focus: New England states, New York, New Jersey and California; Eligibility: Nonprofits and qualified schools which in turn provide services, family support grants and resources to families. Funding: Awards up to $20,000 each; Deadline: Sept. 29, competition opens in July.
Summary: The goal of the foundation is to improve the quality of life for people and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. The foundation assists financially disadvantaged families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism spectrum disorder (through nonprofit autism organizations). It also funds education and advocacy for individuals with autism and supports therapeutic, recreational and social skills programs.
Info: http://tinyurl.com/q8znrgb; Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, PO Box 767, Framingham, MA 01701; 508/270-8855 or 508/270-6868, fax.