The 2021 – 2022 Seed Award Application is open! Both previously funded and new programs/projects are welcome to apply.
Support and/or Self-Advocacy Groups: Groups where people can connect with one another and share resources. Groups can focus on a particular topic/theme. Examples include:
Community Programming Opportunities: Programming with the goal of creating community connections through shared interests and structured programs. Examples include:
Mental Health and Wellness: Opportunities and programming focused on meeting the wellness needs of our local community. Examples include:
Navigating the Online World: Opportunities focused on reaching and serving communities to support increased use of and access to online resources and platforms. Examples include:
February 4, 2022: Due date for applications
April 2022: Seed award recipients will be announced of their funding status
May 2, 2022: Due date to return completed seed award paperwork
June 1, 2022: Due date to deposit checks
Award amounts will vary based on your project needs and have typically ranged from several hundred dollars to $1,000 in seed funding. Limited opportunities may allow for additional funding for larger projects.
Be a Philadelphia County Resident or Philadelphia-based organization
Be at least 18 years of age
Have a proposed project or activity that targets Philadelphia County residents
Award Review Process:
The Philadelphia Autism Project organizes a Seed Award Review Committee to review and score applications. Committee members come from a variety of backgrounds, and include autistic individuals, previous award recipients, community members and others. All applications are reviewed by at least two Committee members. Review criteria varies based on whether it is a grassroots project (a new organization/project without a previously established network and/or resources) or a more experienced organization/group (have the organizational resources and structure in place to do the project). If you are interested in joining the Seed Award Review Committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, if you are part of the Seed Award Review Committee, you will not be able to submit a seed award application.
If you have any questions concerning your application or would like a paper copy, please contact (215) 571-3209, (215) 571-3152 or email@example.com.