Kathleen Brenneman Grants for Autism

Categories: Children, Health, Quick Review, Youth


To support programs and efforts addressing autism. Eligible for consideration are equipment, books, music programs, camps, or similar programs that directly assist those with autism through early diagnosis and treatment.

Typical Grant Size

Typical grant size: Up to $5,000

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations within the eight-county region around Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties). Preference is given to smaller organizations.

Application Due Date(s)

Rolling application; no deadline. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.


Send one copy of the completed Project Brief Application to Kate Kidera (contact info below). With it, submit a letter (on the letterhead of the nonprofit organization) explaining the need and how it meets the criteria. Include the amount requested and the specific purpose(s) for which the grant will be used.

Notification Date(s)

Usually within three weeks of receipt of letter.


Kate Kidera
Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607-1912

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