Exceptional Student Education

Although any grant may support programs for exceptional student education, some grants are explicitly designed for ESE. The following grants target ESE programs. Do you know of a grant that isn't listed here? Send it to the Grants Office to include on the list.


Exceptional Student Education Opportunities

  • Color the Spectrum Community GrantsNEXT for AUTISM's Color the Spectrum Community Grants support nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the transition from school to adulthood in the following three areas: home, work, and social. Applying organizations must have started innovative programs, services, systems, or models of service delivery that make improved outcomes likely.

    Delores Barr Weaver Foundation: Offers various opportunities.

    Florida CEC Nancy Givens Instructional Grant: The Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC) sponsors this instructional grant to support innovative projects to supplement the classroom curriculum.  Applicants must be CEC members who teach students with exceptionalities in preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational, special center, private, or hospital schools.

    HEAL Foundation: The HEAL Foundation supports organizations, camps, and schools that enrich the lives of those with autism in Northeast Florida. HEAL awards mini-grants in the spring (April-May) and fall (Sept-Oct) of each year.

    Quality of Life Grant: Pioneered by the late Dana Reeve of The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, impacts and empowers people living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers by providing grants to nonprofit organizations whose projects and initiatives foster inclusion, involvement, and community engagement, while promoting health and wellness. Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; transportation costs for an inclusive afterschool program; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; and support groups. Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities, and other institutions such as community or veterans hospitals are eligible to apply.


Charitable Foundations