Many of the families we speak to are often looking for autism service dog grants and other ways to help pay for their service dog.  

Over the years, we have compiled this list of service dog funding resources. Some organizations or groups have service dog grants available – we hope you will find it helpful.  

This list is being constantly updated, so if you see where we’ve missed a group, program, or idea, please let us know!

(last updated September 2021)

Highland Canine Connect

Highland Canine Connect is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which offers a number of canine-related projects in the community – transforming lives through the power of canine connections. For more information, visit the Connect website here.

Non-specific Organizations

Canines for Disabled Kids

Medicaid – Check with your caseworker

Autism-specific Organizations


National Autism Association – Helping Hands

Autism Speaks – Family Services Grants


The Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation

The Jamie McMurray Foundation

Fundraising events in your local community

Why not reach out to your local Church community, or hold one of the following events to help raise donations for a service dog? 

  • Bake Sales
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Yard Sales
  • Hot Dog Dinner

Crowdfunding ideas

GoFundMe – one of our families had great success with this site.  

This list is not comprehensive, and we are not endorsing any specific organizations or programs. Different fundraising methods will work better for different families, but these are just suggestions for service dog funding that our families have sent to us. Hopefully this will give you some ideas to get started.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any further guidance on service dog grants or fundraising ideas!


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