We are proud to have supported nearly 100 organizations and projects since our inception in 2006. For 2023, we will fund nearly $400,000. Thank you to all of the organizations working in this field.

2023 Teamsters Local 25 Autism Grants
Stoneham Light It Up Blue -- $5,000
South Shore Services -- $5,000
Federation For Children with Special Needs - $10,000
Special Townies Organization -- $10,000
Medford Invitational Tournaments -- $10,000
Thrive -- $10,000
Mark Fidrych Foundation -- $10,000
Jason Roberts Challenger League -- $12, 500
Malden/District 12 Challenger League -- $12,500
Autism Speaks -- $15,000
Braintree Challenger League -- $17,500
Mclean Hospital -- $75,000
Melmark New England -- $75,000
Boston Higashi School -- $125,000

Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund

Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund reviews grant applications on a rolling basis. Please allow one month for your request to be reviewed. 
Please note: The Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund will give preference to IRS approved 501 (c)(3) organizations and qualified schools who in turn provide services, family support grants and resources to families.

Mission Statement:
The goal of the Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund is to improve the quality of life for people and families affected by 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. 

Amount Requested:
We review each application separately. Requests for endowments or multi-year grants will not be accepted, and grant recipients must re-apply each year.

Geographic Focus:
Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire

What the Grant Committee looks for:
There are a number of factors considered by the Grant Committee when reviewing applications. These factors include, but are not limited to:

  •  Organization and thoroughness of the proposal itself.
  • Impact of the services on the population (issue or need addressed).
  • Financial Need: How critical is the Teamsters Local 25 Autism Fund grant to the proposed project?
  • Sustainability and Continuity of the Organization and/or Program.
  • Uniqueness of the Request.
  • Project Budget: Is it detailed and clearly outlined?
  • Duplication: Can the program be duplicated or shared with others?

For more information, please contact Melissa Hurley at

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