You can apply for a grant by downloading the application listed below.
Grants are typically awarded from Friends of Jacob Foundation in early spring to mid-summer. Updates will be provided here and on our Facebook page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if my child or children qualify for help from the Friends of Jacob?
A: You must meet all three basic criteria to apply:
1. Reside in Michigan
2. Have a child/children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder under the age of 18.
3. Represent financial need (example - maximum salary of $100k per year or have 2 or more children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder)
Q: How much money can I request?
A: The maximum amount we can award per family is a one-time grant of $3,000.00.
Q: How do I apply for assistance from the Friends of Jacob?
A: First, review the three basic criteria. If you meet these, complete a GRANT APPLICATION. You must attach some form of documentation that confirms your child's diagnosis (i.e., school eval or doctor’s note, etc
Q: Are grant funds paid directly to applicants?
A: At no time are funds transferred to families. All grants awarded are paid directly to the service provider to pay for medical treatments, etc. If at any time monies are attempted to be transferred by the grant recipient to an unauthorized provider, the grant may be forfeited immediately.
Q: I've sent my application in. How long until I know if my application has been approved?
A: Once we have received all components of the application (completed application form, doctor's letter, and tax returns, if applicable), your application will be reviewed by the FOJ Allocations Committee in the spring/summer time frame following our fund-raising season. No awards will exceed $3,000.00 per family at this time. ONLY APPROVED GRANT RECIPIENTS WILL BE CONTACTED. If the application period is up, grant monies have been exhausted or if you have not qualified for a grant, you will not be contacted. You may reapply the following year.
Q: I have health insurance. Can I still apply for assistance?
A: Yes. You can apply for a grant to cover co-pays, deductibles, and other non-covered expenses.