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The Autism Council of Utah will provide funding to programs, initiatives, research or projects within the State of Utah that support our mission statement:

The Autism Council of Utah is an independent council working to foster collaboration, communication, and learning among families and agencies. Our aim is to enable each person of any age who has autism or a related disorder, and their families, to have access to resources and responsible information. The Council will accomplish this by promoting statewide partnerships to collaborate on special projects, research and training.

To apply for the ACU Grant, submit a 1-page letter of intent that includes:

  1. Organization name and project director.
  2. Valid contact information.
  3. Statement of need.
  4. Purpose of project and description.
  5. Budget, including timeframe for project completion, performance measures and expected outcomes.
  6. List any licenses, affiliations or certifications that indicate the capability of the applicant
    (business license or 501(c)(3)).


  • Grant monies will be dispersed to organizations rather than individuals.
  • Successful letter of intent recipients will be invited to complete a grant application.
  • Grant requests for approximately $100 – $5,000 will be considered. Requests for amounts above $5,000 will be considered based on availability of funds.

Email your letter to us at or submit the letter to:

Autism Council of Utah Fund Request
c/o Utah Parent Center
230 West 200 South, Suite 1101
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1337

ACU Grants Funded in 2012-2013
(As of 4-1-2013)

Applications and criteria for grants can be found on the web site under Resources/Grants. 100% of the funds raised by the ACU goes back into the State of Utah for autism programs. We are all volunteers.

  • Utah Valley University–annual Autism Conference
  • CTA Community supports–purchase programming supplies for new facility in Sandy that provides after school programs for children and day programs for adults with autism
  • Spectrum Academy–To purchase iPads for students with autism
  • Utah Personnel Development Center–Autism conference in March for Educators and families
  • Friends of Wasatch Mental Health Foundation–Help purchase a 12-15 passenger van for XCEL program which serves 75-100 adolescents in Utah County with autism
  • SaharaCares Foundation–SaharaCares carnival for autism
  • Discovery Gateway–Journey Into Autism museum exhibition on autism
  • iSTAR University of Utah–To purchase video equipment to offer curriculum opportunities for youth with autism
  • Clear Horizons, Paula Kluth conference
  • Children’s Center – providing scholarships for autism programs
  • UofU Jordan Family Education Ctr – Natalie Wahmhoff Buerger
  • Kid’s on the Move – Respite program
  • Enable Utah
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary School
  • Playground equipment for children with Autism

To make any type of donation towards the ACU grant program, please find more information on our Donation page.