Our Signature Grant Cycle: Autism Community Impact Grant


Grant Timeline

LOI submissions are open from September 7, 2022 - September 30, 2022.

Invitations for full proposals will be sent at the end of October 2022.

Final decisions: December 2022.


The Flutie Foundation recognizes not-for-profit organizations who share our mission to help individuals and families with autism live life to the fullest. For our 2022 Autism Community Impact Grant, we will continue granting these organizations with a particular emphasis on supporting traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities.

Our Autism Community Impact Grant cycle will consider requests that will help fund programs and projects showing potential to make an impact in the community and align with the Flutie Foundation priorities as stated in our Seven Key Dimensions described below. We especially encourage organizations with programs serving those most profoundly affected by autism to apply and share their stories.

Our Seven Key Dimensions


Providing a path for educational opportunities, vocational skills programs, employment, housing, transportation and healthcare delivery for adults on the autism spectrum.


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


Funding for community organizations and schools who are providing vital resources and actively assisting individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families through 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.                       

Geographic Focus for 2022:

  • Massachusetts
  • Other New England States including Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut
  • Central Florida including Marion, Volusia, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola & Brevard Counties

Invitations for Letters of Inquiry for New York and New Jersey have been sent at this time.

We are not accepting applications outside of our geographic focus at this time. 


LOI Details: 

The Flutie Foundation will be accepting proposals up to $25,000 and should include a budget for the project – clearly showing how and where the Flutie Funds will be disbursed.

Letters of inquiry are accepted through our online grant portal only. Invitations for full proposal will follow after complete review. All submitted applications will be notified of decision. 

Please note that the Autism Community Impact Grant does not provide funds for:

  • Capital building projects
  • Endowments
  • Grants to individuals
  • Projects and organizations that are international in scope or purpose
  • Research Projects


Contact Information

Questions can be sent to Lisa Collins at lcollins@flutiefoundation.org

*Requests for  related technology will not be accepted through our annual grant cycle. Please refer to the Allison Keller Education Technology Initiative to apply for iPads and related technology. Examples include SMARTBoards, Robots, iPads and Apps.

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. is not able to accept grant applications directly from individuals or families.  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.  Please refer to the Joey’s Fund | Spectrum for Hope Fund Family Grant Program for direct family support.