I am honored, humbled, and incredibly excited for this opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.

Make a Planned Gift

We hope you will consider including the Flutie Foundation in your estate or financial plans. With your Planned Gift, you may enjoy financial or tax benefits while also helping ensure that the work of the Flutie Foundation will endure for generations to come.

To discuss your Planned Gift or for additional information, please contact Nick Savarese at 508-270-8855 or nsavarese@flutiefoundation.org. Please let us know if you already have included the Flutie Foundation in your estate or financial plans.

Dr. Jack Tierney



“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”  – Maya Angelou


“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

— Thornton Wilder


Networking & Training

Our relationship with our community partners does not begin or end with a grant decision.   Each year in December, the Flutie Foundation host our annual Partner Summit, where we convene all grant applicants and offers capacity building workshops to help them achieve their mission.  These educational opportunities highlight a diverse range of topics such as social media, development, marketing, and volunteer management. To ensure you are receiving the most up t0 date informational and schedule of events, be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter

How We Support Schools & Organizations


The Flutie Foundation strives to strengthen the capacity and programing of organizations that are meeting the needs of individuals and families living with autism by:   

  • Awarding grants to organizations through our competitive grantmaking program.
  • Expanding a school’s access to technology tools that improve learning outcomes.
  • Identifying opportunities for partner organizations to convene and collaborate.
  • Offering educational workshops and trainings to non-profit professionals and volunteers at our Annual Partner Summit.


How We Support Families and Caregivers


Families affected by autism want what every family wants – for their loved ones to be healthy, to learn, enjoy friendships, work, to live fully.  Too often they struggle to find and afford effective interventions that will make all the difference throughout their loved one’s journey. The Flutie Foundation helps families by:  

Make a Monthly Gift

For families caring for a loved one with autism, small steps often lead to big accomplishments. Same goes when you make a monthly gift that overtime will help ensure that these families get what they want - access to programs and opportunities that make sure their loved one is healthy, learning, enjoying friendships, working, and living life to the fullest.   

Become a Corporate Sponsor


Each year, companies of all sizes and sectors show their support for children and families affected by autism through contributions to the Flutie Foundation. 

These contributions are made in a variety of ways but together they allow the Foundation to provide help to over 10,000 families each year. It also has the added benefit of helping companies achieve greater commercial success by enriching the value of corporate brands; increasing customer loyalty; and boosting staff morale.