Grants available through non- profit organizations for families.
Act Today awards grants of up to $5,000 with priority given to families with household incomes less than $100,000. Funding may be used for ABA, speech therapy, OT, meds and home safety devices. There are quarterly grant deadlines.
Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation
The Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation has 3 different grant programs with online applications for FL residents in Lee Charlotte, Collier, Hendry or Glades counties.
Aid for Autistic Children Foundation
The Aid for Autistic Children Foundation has financial assistance and charitable grants of up to $150,000 in total debt relief per household.
Anchor of Hope Foundation
Click on “Opportunities” and then “Special Needs Scholarship” to get the Anchor of Hope scholarship application and instructions. The maximum grant for special needs children for various uses is $250 per family.
This Autism Cares webpage contains a direct link to the registration process for a Financial Support Award. These Awards are granted on a monthly basis to families who have experienced a qualifying event such as loss of employment. The maximum award per family is $1000.
Autism Family Resources Grants
One-time $500 grants are awarded to families in financial need; household income may not exceed $50,000 per year. All funds awarded are paid directly to the vendor or service provider to pay for therapy equipment, safety equipment or services. Email requests for an application along with name, address, phone number and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autism Now State Support Grants and Cash Subsidies
The Autism Now webpage provides links to specific state family support grants or cash subsidies. Each resource has different qualifying amounts and eligibility criteria.
This website provides access to a “Benefit Finder” which offers multiple search methods to quickly find state and federal benefits you may be entitled to.
Disabled Children’s Relief Fund
DCRF grant applications may be used for modest requests of up to $200 for assistive devices or rehabilitative services. The online application is available between April and September.
The Ezra B. Smith Foundation for Autism Therapy and Education
The Ezra B. Smith Foundation seeks to provide financial assistance for ABA therapy and education for autistic children.
Family First Program: National Autism Association
This Helping Hand Program can provide a one-time grant of up to $1,000 to help pay for treatment for a child with autism under the age of 21.
First Hand Foundation
The First Hand Foundation will provide families who meet certain financial guidelines with grants of up to $1,000 for ABA therapy.
Fund It Forward
Helps purchase adaptive equipment not covered by health insurance.
Hannah and Friends
The Hannah’s Helping Hands Grant Program provides quality of life grants for families that care for children with special needs in FL, IN, KS, RI and NY.
Heal Autism Now
The HEAL Foundation provides grants of up to $1,500 to organizations working to improve the lives of families with autism in the greater Jacksonville, FL area.
Helping Hands Program, National Autism Association
Provides families with financial assistance to obtain medically necessary treatments, lab testing, and physician-recommended supplements for their child with autism. This program does not provide funding for ABA or other types of therapy, camp tuition, respite care, fencing, trampolines etc. Funding is extremely limited. Annual net income must not exceed $50,000. Visit NAA for more information.
Maggie Welby Foundation
The Maggie Welby Foundation offers grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to children and families in need for a variety of purposes.
Maggie’s Hope is always looking for ways to directly help families in need that are affected by autism. This web address takes you directly to the application.
This link takes you to the required registration page to learn about several Modest Needs grant opportunities and eligibility requirements.
PAF Co-Pay Relief
Provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, assisting them with prescription drug co-payments their insurance requires relative to their diagnosis. CPR call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner.
Small Steps in Speech
This webpage provides a direct link to the Small Steps in Speech grant application. Funds may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software applications.
Spectrum of Hope Foundation
This webpage both explains and provides a direct link to this organization’s Advocacy Grant application. Funds are available to CA residents for various uses including ABA and speech therapy.
Talk About Curing Autism: Family Scholarship Program
This TACA webpage contains links to dozens of grant and scholarship opportunities for families to help with the cost of ABA therapies.
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
The UHC Fund facilitates access to medical-related services that enhance a child’s life and which are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan.