Our tenth annual Holiday Mini-Grant Program is once again funded by the generous Mike Hull Memorial Fund. Grant winners will be decided by the Mike Hull Memorial Fund and families will be granted at a private Holiday Party (usually a Sunday evening in early December). Grant recipients and their families are required to attend. Grant applications will be taken October 5-October 31, 2023.
Families must be located in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties since these are the counties the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley serves. A child or adult must have an autism spectrum diagnosis. Please do not apply if you have been given a holiday mini-grant in past years from our organization.
Items can include — Devices for communication needs (tablet requests will be considered, but not iPads due to cost), recreational or fitness items, items to help students with educational needs, items to help with social or emotional needs of individuals, and more. Although we do not ask for the family’s income, please only apply if buying these items would cause a strain on the family to purchase as we will not be able to fund most of the requests we receive.
No cash, gift card or payment donations will be given. Please only request an item(s) that can be purchased and given by our funders so that you can be considered.
Please Note: If your child is under 18 years of age and not receiving FSS funds from your county or if your child is over 18 and not receiving waiver services, please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org to start discussions and she will connect you to your Board of DD for assistance. Funds when available can be used for swim lessons, gym memberships, Camp FRIEND, respite, therapy not covered by insurance and more. Case management services are also available for families to explore needs and resources.