Organizations, camps, and schools which serve those with autism in the Northeast Florida counties of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns, can apply for a HEAL Foundation grant!
- Spring grant applicaton period: April 1 through May 1
- Fall grant application period: September 1 through October 1
HEAL Foundation - Grant Giving Guidelines
The HEAL Foundation supports organizations, camps and schools which enrich the lives of those with autism in Northeast Florida.
MISSION: Inspiring, educating, and funding services for those affected by autism in our community.
VISION: Make our community the best place to live for those affected by autism.
- Must be an organization or school in Northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns County)
- Must be an organization, program, or school with a mission to enrich the lives of those with autism
- 501(c)(3) status is not required
- HEAL is not able to award grants to individuals or families. To research personal financial aid grants visit Autism Cares or the National Autism Association.
- Spring grants are typically awarded to summer camps, programs and sports leagues
- Fall grants typically awarded to schools, sports leagues, and after school/weekend programs
The HEAL Foundation is proud to announce nearly $2 million dollars have been awarded through grants throughout Northeast Florida since 2007. Grants are reviewed in the fall and spring of each year.
HEAL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation created to assist those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The HEAL Foundation will accept applications from nonprofit organizations, schools and autism-focused organizations. The Foundation values community-based collaborations, inclusive programming, or projects that incorporate parents, teachers, adults, and children as advisors, supporters, or volunteers.
Applications for projects, programs, or equipment, which will enhance, enrich, or improve the lives of children with ASD are encouraged. Funds may also be used for workshops or assemblies to educate parents, faculty, administrators, and "typical children" on the high prevalence of autism, as well as how to accommodate and assimilate children with ASD into their communities.
In keeping with the vision and mission of HEAL, funds will be considered for grants that demonstrate aspects of the following:
- Assisting organizations who enrich the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum
- Focusing on improving the lives of families in Northeast Florida
- Providing low-cost or free programs
- Fostering community support through matching funds or fees