The Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment exists to provide direct support, mutual aid, and reparations by and for autistic people of color. We are based in the nation currently known as the United States, though our reach is global.
The Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color’s Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment practices redistributive justice and mutual aid by returning and sharing money directly to and with autistic people of color. We provide microgrants to Black, Brown, Native/Indigenous, Asian, and mixed-race/multiracial people in the autistic community for survival, organizing, leisure, and pleasure. We are committed to the principles of Disability Justice, including leadership by those most impacted, intersectionality, anti-capitalist politic, cross-movement solidarity, interdependence, collective access, and collective liberation. Our work is grounded in commitment to ending extractive economies and building and sustaining generative economies.
The Fund for Community Reparations for Autistic People of Color's Interdependence, Survival, and Empowerment offers one-time microgrants of between $100 and $500 to support autistic people of color. You can use funds for personal, emergency, professional, academic, medical, artistic, or other needs. The fund is open to applicants inside and outside the United States.
*** This fund is for autistic people of color, not for parents, caregivers, or family members. Effective September 1st, 2020, parents, caregivers, and family members are no longer allowed to apply for funding.
Read more here: https://autismandrace.com/autistic-people-of-color-fund/2020-eligibility-policy-change/
This fund is meant for autistic people of color applying for themselves – autistic youth of color and autistic adults of color. (This includes when an autistic person asks a trusted person to help fill out the application.)
If you are in CRISIS, you can access a shorter version of the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/kYUpMOUawo3Kqupq1
If you would like to fill out a PAPER application or write in a document instead, you can access that here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WQImB-b8zTbuqa2M3Da9X_9ZaZSszWZI/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102596217894650275351&rtpof=true&sd=true
If you are white and autistic and in the United States, you may be able to access support funds through many other sources, such as your local Arc chapter, Autism Society chapter, or state Developmental Disabilities Council.
There are three parts to this application:
(3) Specific demographic (identity) questions
It should take about 45 minutes on average to complete the application using this web form. There are 24 total questions beginning on the next page. Not all of them are required.
If you're here because you'd like to donate to the fund, please make your donation to the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network via www.awnnetwork.org
, and make sure to send a note that your donation is for the Autistic People of Color Fund.
*** We plan to meet every three months (March, June, September, and December) to review general applications. Sometimes we can decide sooner, and sometimes we take longer. We do our best to minimize gatekeeping as much as possible, unlike conventional grant-making and funding processes. ***
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org