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Autism Society of Minnesota supporters sustain the work that has helped so many in the Minnesota autism community. AuSM’s drive for continuing this work is strong – we constantly look for ways to serve you even better. Donations stay in the Minnesota autism community, and every dollar counts.

Online donations to AuSM are processed through our secure server. If you prefer to donate via mail, you can send checks to AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, Saint Paul, MN 55038.

Established in 1971, the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. AuSM serves Minnesotans, throughout their lives, with a fundamental commitment to advocacy, education, support, collaboration, and community building.

AuSM’s Privacy Policy and the Donor Bill of Rights

For additional information about donating to AuSM, please contact AuSM’s accounting department at 651.647.1083 or e-mail info@ausm.org.

BBB Accredited Charity

By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, the Autism Society of Minnesota achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations. Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy.

Amazon Smile

Shop and support AuSM at the same time through the Amazon Smile Program. Choose AuSM as your preferred charity and shop as usual. A percentage of your purchases will be given to AuSM to support programs and services for the Minnesota autism community.

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Company Matching Gifts

Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Many companies with these programs offer a one-to-one match. Talk to your human resources department to determine whether or not your company offers a matching gift program.

Legacy Supporter

Individuals who want to support AuSM but cannot contribute a major gift today can participate through a bequest or planned gift. Work with your financial advisor or planner to determine the best way for you to give, such as a bequest, a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT), Charitable Lead Trust, an IRA Rollover or Life Insurance primary or successor beneficiary.

Donate Stock

Those with stocks and mutual funds that have risen sharply in value often are encouraged by financial advisors to donate shares to charities. Donors can deduct the full amount, getting more value from the donation than if they sold the investment themselves and paid taxes on the gain. To donate stock to AuSM, please contact AuSM’s accounting department at 651.647.1083 or e-mail info@ausm.org.

Special Occasion Gifts

Gifts are given for weddings, anniversaries, milestone birthdays, retirement parties, and more. Share the joy of these festive occasions by donating your guests’ contributions to the autism community in Minnesota. Have other creative ideas for donations related to your special event? Let us know! E-mail info@ausm.org or call 651.647.1083.

Donate Your Vehicle

Consider donating a vehicle you no longer need for a tax deduction. Donate Car USA makes car donation fast and easy; just call or donate online with their easy pick-up form. They will accept cars, trucks, vans, boats, planes, and real estate. Be sure to select the Autism Society of Minnesota as your charity of choice.

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Community Health Charities

AuSM is a member of Community Health Charities (CHC), an organization that unites the nation’s most trusted charities through workplace giving. Employees who want to designate their pre-tax, workplace giving dollars to support the Minnesota autism community may choose AuSM as a recipient.

About CHC

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Eligible Thrivent members can recommend where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funding by directing Choice Dollars®. Members become eligible for Thrivent Choice based on insurance premiums, contract values, and Thrivent volunteer leadership.

About Thrivent Choice

Shake Shack

Shake Shack’s Southdale Center location has selected AuSM as its charity partner. As part of this partnership, AuSM will receive 5% of all sales of the Pie Oh My concrete shake.

Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day is the statewide day of giving to nonprofit charities that are important to those in Minnesota. This special day of support is held on the third Thursday in November and is administered through the GiveMN donations portal.

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