The goal of the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism is to improve the quality of life for people and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations in the New England states; New York; New Jersey; Southern California; and the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario in Canada. The priorities of the Foundation include supporting nonprofit organizations that help families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism spectrum disorder, and funding education and advocacy initiatives for all individuals with autism. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $20,000. The application deadline for 2012 is September 28. The online application form is available on the Foundation’s website.
The Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program provides loan guarantees designed to encourage partnerships between the USDA, private lenders, and public agencies in order to increase the supply of affordable rural rental housing. Qualifying properties include new construction for multi-family housing units and the acquisition of existing structures with established minimum per unit rehabilitation expenditure requirements. The application deadline is December 31, 2012.
Many deserving students who have dedicated a great deal of their time to athletics will not receive athletic scholarships to college. Foot Locker and DoSomething.org will be rewarding twenty incoming college freshmen with $20,000 in scholarship funding for college – not because they scored the most touchdowns, but because of their character and commitment to volunteerism. This is the award for flexing heart, not muscle. Deadline is December 5.