Wish Grants




Not all of these grants are for terminally ill kids. There are even some things for adults too.


ACT Today! Helping families who have a child on the Autism Spectrum with care and treatment.


Angel Autism Network. Families living in Wisconsin.  Can apply for up to $500 per year.  Supports medical treatments for their child with an autism spectrum disorder.


ASDF’s Holiday Gift Card Program. We provide families across the country with $250 gift cards for the holidays.


ASDF Social Skills Camp. Helping send ASD kids to camp. Doctor authorization of ASD is required.


Asperger Association of New England Family Grant Programs. Provides easy access to financial assistance for families WHO LIVE IN NEW ENGLAND and need a little help paying for these services.


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The Autism Grant is a tuition scholarship for financially disadvantaged ASD children.


Autism Cares. Helps ASD families cover costs associated with critical living expenses. This includes housing, utilities, car repair, daycare, funeral expenses, and other essential items on a case-by-case basis.


Autism Escapes  Its primary purpose is to arrange air travel on private jets for families in need of medical care for their children.


Autism Help Network. Offers grants and scholarships to families who are experiencing financial difficulty in obtaining schooling, therapy, medical and biomedical treatment.


Autism Society of Connecticut. A grant program for families and persons with autism spectrum disorders.


Autism Support Daily Training for families and friends of kids/young adults with ASD. Serves the state of Vermont.




Bridge the Gap, Inc. Persons living with ASD or directly supporting such a person. Must be a Wisconsin resident.


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The Canyon Rice Hope Scholarship Provides grants to children with autism and other developmental disabilities.  Use for therapeutic tools, camp fees and other expenses not covered by insurance.


CARE Family Grant Program. Mainly for helping families with medication, autism diagnosis/evaluation, therapy session (including speech, OT and ABA,) and autism summer camps.


Chrysalis Fund We offer small grants and stipends averaging $1,000 per family to assist with the financing of limited, targeted educational investments for these children.



The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation The mission of DJF is to award grants to programs that benefit adolescents and adults with Autism.


Danny’s Wish iPads for Autism Applications received and approved will be acknowledged by email & submitted to a lottery. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered for an award. iPads will be awarded each April of each calendar year.


Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism: Grants to IRS approved 501 c (3) organizations and qualified schools and organizations that support families living with autism. The foundation gives only in New England, New York, New Jersey, parts of Canada and California.


Dream a Little Dream:  Create a fantasy bedroom for a child who has been affected by an illness, disease, or unfortunate family event.


Dream Factory: Grants dreams to children diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses who under age 18.


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Easter Seals Provides in-home services and supports for adults who have severe physical or cognitive impairments. Adults with autism are eligible for services, including companionship/respite, homemaker/housekeeping, therapy, health services, and personal care


The Granted Wish Foundation: “To provide wish fulfillment to disabled, disadvantaged and deserving individuals and families.”   Provides wishes to enrich the lives of physically challenged children and young adults.  The foundation is not just for young or terminally ill; it is for anyone 25 years of age or younger who deserves a wish!



First Hand Foundation: Help in all areas of the disability spectrum, providing assistance to getting a hearing aid or wheelchair to transport to and from therapy.


FODAC Our programs have evolved to include free or low-cost wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment, vehicle and home adaptations and more.


Funditfwd Assistance to receive expensive medical and adaptive equipment.  This includes augmentative communication devices, bathing, and feeding chairs, enclosed beds or sensory equipment.



Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program Provides eligible special education students with the opportunity to attend school outside their home area.  This can be private or public.



iPad For Kids Program The iPad gives a voice to the voiceless.



Josh’s Hope Foundation: Offers resources and an action plan for adults with serious mental health issues.



Lindsay Foundation: Comprehensive help for kids across the disability spectrum (from therapy to equipment and much, much more)


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Maggie Welby Foundation Grants Grants for children and families that have a financial need for a specific purpose.  Funds are paid directly to the specific purpose for which the grant was applied.


Modest Needs Self-Sufficiency Grant for those who are just a paycheck or two from being homeless or facing catastrophe.


MyGOAL Inc Grant program that will enable families to take advantage of socialization and educational opportunities.  Designed for individuals with special needs.



NAA’s Give A Voice program Provide communication devices to individuals with autism who are non-verbal or minimally verbal. Especially those whose communication challenges put them at increased risk of injury or harm.


NeighborHeart Quality of Life Grants Funding to offset financial burdens. These grants provide families with stipends that may be used for a wide variety of supports related to their family member.


NSWKids program: support to the families of active duty SEALs, SWCC and support personnel who have special needs children.  Include spouse respite, emergency home repairs, urgent child care, and primary care individual replacement.



One Wish Foundation: Children with life-altering medical or social conditions are given the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime outdoor adventure.  Ages 6-18 years old, US Citizen




Ride a Wave: Has a mission is to give children with special needs the chance to feel the thrill of riding a wave. All kids get to experience a safe, fun-filled day at the beach, whether they are physically, developmentally or economically challenged.


Room to Dream Foundation: Create healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses. As they recuperate and recover, our hope is that their renovated spaces will improve their quality of life, promote strength, imagination, self-worth, and aid in their recovery processes.


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Small Steps in Speech Provides grants on behalf of children with speech and language disorders.  Pays for therapies, treatments, communicative devices, and other services aimed at improving their communication skills.


Special Youth Challenge Ministries of Colorado: Teaches physically challenged youth how to participate in and enjoy the shooting sports and God’s great outdoors.  Provides special outdoor events and training for the youth and their family.

-Georgia:    www.christianoutdoorsman.com

-Iowa:  http://www.syciowa.org/


Sunshine Foundation: Make Dreams Come True for children of income-limited families.  Must be living with a chronic illness, a physical challenge or suffering from the trauma of abuse.  The majority of wishes are to visit a Central Florida attraction.  Children ages 3 to 18.  Family’s household’s income must be under $75,000 annually.


Sunshine on A Ranney Day: Renovates homes for children with special needs and restoring hope for families.



UHCCF grants Provide assistance for families that have private insurance and need help with what insurance will not cover.


Varghese Summersett PLLC Annual Scholarships For education, offset the cost of camp, tutoring, classes, or tools to help them flourish.



If you know of any organizations that are not listed, please share in the comments or email me at theautismdiva@gmail.com.


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