Autism Education Fund


The Autism Education fund was created in April 2012 with proceeds raised from the first Dan River Autism Awareness 5k.  The race is held annually in April and continues to contribute its proceeds to the Fund.

Plan now for the next Dan River Autism Awareness 5K scheduled for April 29, 2017. For more information on supporting the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k please click here.

The purpose of the Autism Education Fund is “to support autism education-related programs or organizations benefiting individuals, families, educators and the community.” As an endowed fund, the Autism Education Fund generates interest on principal, which can then be dispersed into the community as grants. Grant proposals must must align with the fund’s purpose in order to be considered.
Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply directly to the Community Foundation for these grants.

Grant Applications are now being accepted – deadline is February 20, 2017! To apply, please use our 2017 Application.

For information about previous recipients please visit the following links:

2013 Grant Recipients

2014 Grant Recipients

2015 Grant Recipients

2016 Grant Recipients