Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

DOUG FLUTIE JR FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM INC

  • Framingham, MA
  • www.flutiefoundation.org

Mission Statement

The goal of the Flutie Foundation is to improve the quality of life for people and families living with autism.  We are dedicated to increasing the awareness of autism and the unique
challenges of families who are faced with it everyday. Our commitment
is to support these families by helping them find the resources they
need and by funding advocacy programs as well as educational,
therapeutic and recreational opportunities.

Main Programs

  1. Annual Grant Cycle
  2. Laurie Flutie Computer Initiative
  3. Fun In The Sun Water Adaptive Water Sports
  4. Flutie Family Fence Project

ruling year

2001

chief executive for fy 1999

Lisa Borges

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Keywords

autism, Massachusetts, National, Flutie

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EIN

04-3543134

Also Known As

Flutie Foundation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Autism (G84)

Autism (T84)

Autism (T84)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

Helping Families Along the Way.

Programs

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Program 1

Annual Grant Cycle

The Foundation distributes grants on an annual basis to organizations that provide services, education or advocacy to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families.  Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.  Grant guidelines are posted on our website (www.flutiefoundation.org) each year in July.

Category

Budget

$350,000.00

Population Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Program 2

Laurie Flutie Computer Initiative

Through a partnership with HP, the Flutie Foundation offers between 25 and 50 computers annually to individuals with autism and the schools that serve them.  Since the program's creation in 2000, the Foundation has given over 400 computers to individuals and schools.  In 2009, HP allowed the Flutie Foundation to purchase 24 laptop computers at their cost to distribute to families and school programs serving children with Autism.  Over 145 individuals with autism will see the benefit of these donated machines while they are used at home and in a class setting.

Category

Education

Budget

$7,000.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Program 3

Fun In The Sun Water Adaptive Water Sports

Each year the Flutie Foundation partners with AccesSportAmerica in order to provide a fun and safe adaptive summer water sports program for people with autism and their families. In 2010 over 50 individuals with autism took part in the program at Reservoir Lake at Mass Hospital School in Canton, MA and at Spaulding Rehab in Boston, MA. Hundreds of people with autism have taken part in this program since its inception in 2002.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Budget

$25,000.00

Population Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Program 4

Flutie Family Fence Project

2009 saw the beginning of this wonderful new program at the Flutie Foundation which provides fencing around the perimeter of family’s homes that could not otherwise afford it and, in turn, keeping children with autism from wandering. Wandering is one of the top concerns of the parents of children with ASD. This project was made possible through the generosity of Northeastern Fence and Supply in Saugus, MA who donated fencing for two complete fence installations in November 2009 and 2010.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Budget

$0.00

Population Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

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THE DOUG FLUTIE JR FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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DOUG FLUTIE JR FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM INC

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Lisa Borges

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Doug Flutie

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