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2020 MyGOAL Autism Grant

“MyGOAL Inc.” is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that exists to provide assistance to caregivers of individuals on the Autism Spectrum.  The primary focus of MyGOAL is to help families with little economic power access the same therapies and programs as those with financial capabilities. 

MyGOAL Inc. is proud to offer a grant program for basic needs and/or treatment options (including vitamins and other nutritional needs) that may not otherwise be covered for the individual affected by an autism spectrum disorder. Although awarded to the primary care-giver, it is with the understanding that the grant will be used to benefit the individual(s) diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

MyGOAL Inc. is now accepting applications for 2020 MyGOAL Autism Grant program.  Applicants who meet the grant criteria, complete the application, and meet the deadline by April 30th 2020 will be considered for a grant. MyGOAL Autism Grants are based on family economic need.

Grants ranging from $500-$1,000 will be awarded to 20 families for the following purpose(s):
  1. Medical – To assist in paying non-reimbursable medical expenses, including first-time visit to an Autism-related specialist.
  2. Nutrition - To purchase vitamins or other nutritional supplements that are specifically designed for children with ASD.
  3. Personal Needs – To provide for the personal needs of the individual with ASD.
  4. Enrichment, educational and socialization needs - Interactive activities that are beneficial for the development of the individual(s) including camps and other services.
Please note: If the family was a recent (within 3 years of the date of this application) recipient of a grant award from MyGOAL, preference will be given to a first time application, based on other evaluation criteria.

Grant guidelines:

Applicants must be the primary care-giver of the individual on the Autism Spectrum and provide the following:
 
I. A completed Medical Health Assessment Questionnaire showing verification of diagnosis, including age at diagnosis and current age, autism severity, level of functioning, social engagement and coping skills.

II. A completed MyGOAL Grant Cover Letter describing current family situation including members within household, social/economic support system; employment status, and what the grant will be used for
  • Number of dependents
  • Number of dependents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Information about what current funding the grantee is receiving (i.e. medical, nutrition, personal, enrichment, education and socialization needs)
III. Proof of household Income: Most current tax return or SSI notification. (Paystubs and W-2 will not be accepted)
 
IV. If previously applied to MyGOAL for a grant, state year

V. If previously awarded a grant by MyGOAL, state year

VI. Completed, signed and dated Grant Application

Other Conditions
If you receive a grant, you agree
  • to submit a brief email testament report of your experience and use of funds with photographs.
  • to grant the MYGOAL INC. the right to use your email testament for marketing, publicity, or any other purposes;
MYGOAL INC. reserves the right to include additional terms in individual grant awards as appropriate.