Grants for autism organizations

348 autism awareness organizations received at least $9.0 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 658 grants made from 500 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 500 foundations, 90% made just a single grant to autism orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more autism orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$9,007,244
Total grant dollars given to autism organizations
658
Number of grants made annually to autism organizations
500
Number of grantmakers funding autism organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to autism organizations

Foundations that support autism awareness organizations

Out of all grants made to autism organizations, 78% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 88% of the dollar-value of grants to autism orgs. Foundations funding autism orgs also made grants to youth development programs, animal shelters, developmentally disabled centers, universities, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
390
Medium
 
53
Large
 
56
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
16
Private
 
408
Corporate
 
36
Other
 
40

Grants made

Grants made to autism orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
451
2-3
 
38
4-10
 
6
11+
 
5

Top 10 foundations supporting autism awareness organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to autism orgsNumber of grants made to autism orgsMedian grant size
Carmax FoundationVANational0.2%21$500
Baird FoundationWINational0.5%19$1,015
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%19$120
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%14$50
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%13$745
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%10$7
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%7$50
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.2%6$1,667
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.0%5$600
The Bob and Carol Passaneau FoundationILMetro20.8%4$1,800

Autism awareness organizations grantees

Autism organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 60% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 29% of all autism orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
656
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
2

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,500
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
173
California
 
58
Pennsylvania
 
41
Ohio
 
41
Other
 
345

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
172
Philadelphia
 
34
Chicago
 
27
Los Angeles
 
25
Other
 
379

Top 25 grants made to autism organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Lifeworks at Wku$5,057,937To Provide Research, Service, and Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Other Constituents As Well As Enriching the Quality of Life for Those Within Its Reach.Wku Foundation
Easter Seals Coastal Fairfield Count$2,834,167Note PayableOak Hill / The Connecticut Institute for the Blind Inc
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation$5,000Ipads To Supportnon-VerbalThe A Montgomery Ward Foundation
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)$5,000General SupportEvans Charitable Foundation
Autism Speaks$5,000Support People With AutismProfessional Contract Services (PCSI)
Autism Speaks$5,000Accelerating A Spectrum of Solutions for Autism.Irving I Moskowitz Foundation
4 Paws for Ability$5,000To Foster & Support Donee's Charitable MandateThe Gerald and Judith Feldman Charitable Foundation
Project Hope Foundation of Florida$5,000EntreprenuershipThe Richard M Schulze Family Foundation
Autism Society of North Carolina$5,000Support Individuals and Families With Autism in North CarolinaPorter B. Byrum Charitable Trust
Autism Speaks$5,000General & UnrestrictedThe Steven C Calicchio Foundation
Dan Marino Foundation (DMF)$5,000Program SupportThe Miami Foundation
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)$5,000Communityworks ProgramThe Molly Lawson Foundation
Mission for Educating Children With Autism$5,000Educating Children With AutismThe Mutual Fire Foundation
Autism Speaks$5,000Unrestricted Charitable UsesHillsborough Concours D'elegance Foundation (HCF)
Autism Speaks$5,000General PurposesBarbara Dorsch Foundation
Sweetwater Spectrum$5,000CommunityRosenberg Ach Foundation
Exceptional Minds (EM)$5,000Provide Young Adults With Autism With Training in the Field of Multi-MediaThe Annette M Lerner and Theodore N Lerner Family Foundation
Autism Tennessee$5,000Operational Funding RequestHca Healthcare Foundation
Autism Speaks$5,000Dedicated To Promoting Solutions for the Needs of Individuals With Autism and Their Families.JC Flowers Foundation
Autism Speaks$5,000Social ServicesIngram-White Castle Foundation
Benjamin's Hope$5,000General OperationScott and Janet Spoelhof Foundation
Have Dreams$5,000Extracurricular Programs for Children With AutismDr. Scholl Foundation
Autism Urban Connections$5,000Operating Support To Address Increased Expenses Associated With Covid-19Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
Autism Urban Connections$5,000Operating Support for Resources and Education To Black Families of Children With AutismForeign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
Emerald Coast Autism Center in$5,000DonationNational Defense Industrial Association
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Autism organizations" category for this page is determined by the "G84: Autism" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.