2019 Grant Cycle

The Flutie Foundation recognizes not-for-profit organizations who share our mission to help individuals and families with autism live life to the fullest. We provide funds for new initiatives and model projects that have the potential to greatly enhance and improve the quality of everyday life for people and families affected by autism and that can inspire and be replicated by other organizations in order to have a greater impact on the autism community at large

For our 2019 Signature Grant Cycle, our focus is on granting to organizations supporting traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities as reflected in the Foundation's areas of interest:


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


Support for recreational and sports programs, aquatic programs, social skills training, family events, art and music programs 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.             

LOI Guidelines

A)  Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Central Florida (Marion, Volusia, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola & Brevard Counties)

  • Letters of Inquiry will be accepted starting August 12, 2019 through our online grant portal. Invitations for full proposals will be sent in September.

B) New York, New Jersey

  • Letters of Inquiry or proposal by invitation only. 


Please note that the Signature Grant Program does not  provide funds for:

  • capital building projects
  • endowments
  • grants to individuals
  • projects and organizations that are international in scope or purpose
  • research projects