Since 2006, Night of Too Many Stars has raised more than $30 million toward NEXT for AUTISM’s mission to provide children and adults with autism with the opportunity to live fulfilling, engaged, and meaningful lives.
Guidelines and application information for the next grant cycle will be available on this website in the first quarter of 2018.
NEXT for AUTISM funds initiatives and organizations across the United States whose programs improve the outcomes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families in the following areas:
Educational: Children with autism often find it challenging to learn in typical circumstances. NEXT for AUTISM supports exceptional schools that teach children with autism to learn, communicate, read and gain fundamental life-long skills;
Social: A core challenge for people with autism is socializing. After school and weekend programs help them learn to relate to others in a social setting and make friends:
Vocational: Students with autism exiting school face high rates of unemployment. Hands-on programs teach students and young adults to work and succeed in a work setting;
Community-Based: Disconnection and isolation are more common for people with autism than many other disabilities. Recreation, arts, athletic and volunteer programs help connect people with autism to their communities.
Beyond funding, we also provide strategic or tactical guidance to select grantees.
While we are currently not accepting grant applications, all interested candidates are encouraged visit our website periodically for updates on future rounds of funding.