Grants

Each year, the Florida Support Autism Programs Specialty License Plate generates funds that support nonprofit organizations providing direct services for individuals with autism and related disabilities in Florida. The Autism License Plate Fund and the Autism Services Grant Council are administered by Arc Broward, a nationally accredited, Florida, non-profit, Section 501(c)(3) exempt organization.

In 2016, over $69,000 was awarded to nonprofit organizations throughout Florida bringing to life projects such as Autism Pensacola’s Summer Learning Lab, KiddyUp Ranch’s Agricultural Training Program in New Port Richie, and VSA Florida’s Art on the Spectrum among others.

“Every Autism license plate we put on the road is a rolling billboard reminding people that individuals with autism are a meaningful part of the community,” says Dennis Haas, Chair of the Autism Services Grants Council in Florida, “It is amazing to see that even a  small investment in a specialty license plate helps to fund the good work of these organizations throughout the state.”

For those wanting to purchase an Autism license plate, they are available for purchase at Local, County and private Motor Vehicle Plate Renewal Offices throughout the state. For more information visit www.autismlicenseplate.com.

2017 Grant Application

The application deadline was August 31, 2017. Awards will be announced here and on the Autism License Plate Facebook page in mid to late October 2017. Applicants will also receive letters advising of the outcome of their applications.  The next application cycle will open in August 2018. We appreciate your interest and encourage everyone to help to market the Florida autism license plates to add to the amount of funds available for grants as well as raise awareness.

 

2016 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$6400 Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Manatee Therapeutic Riding Scholarships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
$6500 Els for Autism Foundation Palm Beach Special Adults Life Skills Academy (SALSA) Culinary Training
$5000 Friends and Stars Broward Saturday Activity Club for Adults with Autism
$6000 National Autism Registry Palm Beach The Chocolate Spectrum Barista and Front of the House Training Project
$5000 MacTown Miami-Dade MacTown's Interactive Learning Module for Adults with Autism/Intellectual Disabilities
$5000 The Friendship Circle Miami-Dade Friendship Bakery
$5900 Kiddy Up Ranch Pasco/Hernando Kiddy Up Ranch Agricultural Training Program
$4000 May Institute Inc. Clay/Duval May You Be Healthy
$5000 Miami Is Kind Foundation Inc. Miami-Dade Miami Is Kind @ Westminster Christian School
$5000 Family Initiative Inc. Lee ASD Band Together
$5500 Adonis Autism Inc. Collier/Lee Destination Business/Self Employment Camp
$2600 VSA Florida Hillsborough Art on the Spectrum
$2400 Autism Society of Florida Inc. Broward/Palm Beach/Miami-Dade/Collier/Monroe/Martin/Indian/Lee/St. Lucie/Glades/Highlands/Brevard/Osceola/Polk/Orange/Okeechobee Training in Transition

 

2015 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$5000 Autism Pensacola Inc. Escambia Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab
$5000 Autism Society of Broward Broward Grow It Forward
$3049 Brevard Achievement Brevard Industry Readiness Training
$5000 Els for Autism Foundation Palm Beach Special Adults Life Skills Academy (SALSA) Culinary Training
$5000 Friends and Stars Broward Saturday Activity Club for Adults with Autism
$5000 Friendship Circle of Miami Kendall Dade Art Circle
$5000 LIFE Broward Fit 4 Life
$5000 National Autism Registry Palm Beach The Chocolate Spectrum Commercial Kitchen Project
$5000 PALS Seminole Teens with Asperger's Group
$4000 Prosperity Life Planning Inc. Palm Beach Benefits and Tax Savings for Families with Special Needs
$5000 Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy Inc. (SMART) Manatee Therapeutic Riding Scholarships for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
$5000 VSA Florida Hillsborough Animation Gets Real Summer Camp 2016

 

2014 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization County Program
$3250 Ann Storck Center Broward Music Therapy Sensory Program
$5000 Autism Pensacola Escambia Camp Summer Learning Lab
$5000 Dan Marino Foundation Broward Fine Arts Program-Learn through Art
$5000 Dream Acres for Autism Lake Service Dog program
$5000 Els for Autism Foundation Palm Beach Tech and Reach through Music
$4840 National Autism Registry Palm Beach The Chocolatier Training Program
$5000 Nature Links For Life Long Learning Dade Saturdays By The Bay
$3000 Prosperity Life Planning Palm Beach Benefits/Tax Guidance for Families w/ Special Needs
$5000 Quest Inc. Orange Quest Kids Therapy Program
$5000 Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center Dade G.E.T.F.I.T. Program
$5000 Sarasota/Manatee Assoc. for Riding Therapy Sarasota Therapeutic Riding Scholarships
$5000 Surfers for Autism Palm Beach Surfers for Autism Deerfield Festival
$5000 VSA Florida Hillsborough Animation Gets Real Summer Camp

 2013 Grant Recipients

Amount Organization City Program
$5000 Autism Pensacola Pensacola Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab
$5000 Autism Society of Greater Orlando Orlando Autism Awareness for Law Enforcement
$5000 Deliver the Dream Inc. Fort Lauderdale Retreat & Respite Program
$5000 First Tee – Dade Amateur Golf Association Miami G.E.T. F.I.T.
$5000 Horses for the Handicapped Seminole Horses for Handicapped
$5000 Personal Ponies Boca Raton Sunday Funday
$5000 Prosperity Life Planning Delray Benefits/Tax Savings for Families w/ Special Needs
$5000 Soccer Association of Boca Raton Boca Raton TOP Soccer
$5000 The Social Cog Inc. Aventura Community Development Initiative
$3000 YMCA of the Sun Coast Clearwater Camp COAST
$2500 Youth Environmental Alliance Davie Sailing For Success