Grant Applications

During these unprecedented times, we are suspending our grant and the new transition grant programs, indefinitely. Thank you for your understanding.

The Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania awards grants to nonprofit organizations that are defined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations must be located in the northwestern region of Pennsylvania and demonstrate that the majority of the population served falls on the Autism Spectrum. The applying organization’s annual operating budget is under $5 million (exemption applies to educational organizations).

PLEASE NOTE: we are not accepting grant applications at this time. Grant deadlines are January 15th and July 15th. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. All applications must be submitted in one (1) PDF file to: Grants normally range from $0.00 to $5,000


Who Qualifies?

The Autism Society NWPA awards grants to autism programs which support individuals and group in the following categories:

  • Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Mentoring and Employment
  • Health
  • Recreation

The Autism Society does not award grants for:

  • Individuals
  • Cost of a Vehicle
  • Administration or Staffing of a Program
  • Sectarian Religious Activities
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising Events/Sponsorships
  • Recreation

Submission Packets

You must submit everything requested on the Narrative sheet including a line item budget. Applications not including these items will be disqualified.

You must submit your completed grant application in one (1) PDF file to: including:

  • Grant Application
  • Proposal Narrative
  • Budget Worksheet
  • Your Agencies Board of Directors and contact information
  • IRS 501(c)3 determination letter

All applicants will receive notification of receipt of the application. Autism Society NWPA is not able to pay expenses incurred before formal written notification is made to the organization. No late applications will be accepted.

Please review the Grant Information links above to ensure all requirements are met when submitting the application.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at (814) 455-3540.