smaller3The 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).

Grant deadlines are January 15th and July 15th.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  Faxed applications will not be accepted.  Grants normally range from $0.00 to $5,000

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
  • Start-up Organizations
  • Administration or Staffing of a Program
  • Sectarian Religious Activities
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising Events/Sponsorships
  • Government Funding Cuts

Please complete them in their entirety and mail them to:

Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania
PO Box 3923
Erie, PA 16508-0923

Submission Packets: You must provide 6 collated sets of the proposal including:

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

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

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