With your help, we can create a more inclusive Minnesota that gives all autistics what they need to thrive.
You are a part of the Minnesota autism community. Whether you are a family member, a friend, a teacher, a professional, an autistic, or are simply passionate about an inclusive and just state, you know the importance of providing resources, services, and programs to support autistics.
To donate by phone, call 651.647.1083. To donate by mail, send checks to AuSM, 2380 Wycliff St. #102, Saint Paul, MN 55038. The Autism Society of Minnesota is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID Number: 41-1718029.
Making a monthly donation is one of the best ways to support AuSM. Steady support from donors like you is essential to AuSM’s ability to serve the whole state, the whole spectrum, for the whole life. Monthly giving gives AuSM’s bottom line the gift of predictability – steady as we go.
AuSM’s staff makes the most of every dollar, keeping your support local in Minnesota and working directly with the community to build the services our autistic friends and family need.
Your donation goes straight into programs that support the autism community. It will be used on advocacy, mental health services, information and resources, workshops and trainings, social opportunities, and more. AuSM spends 85% of your donation directly on programs and services.
You make Minnesota a better place for autistics and their families. It’s as simple as that. You create welcoming environments, more understanding employers, supportive legislation, informed educators, and more.
Ways to Give
AuSM fundraisers and events often include silent auctions, raffles, and prizes. We encourage businesses, organizations, and individuals to support these efforts by donating in-kind items which can include, but aren’t limited to, vacation spots, airline tickets, group experiences, themed baskets, and gift cards.
AuSM Camps Wish List
AuSM Summer Camps rely on the generosity of community donations to ensure a rewarding and fun summer camp experience for all campers. The AuSM Camps Wish List is hosted by Amazon and includes a variety of items from low to high cost. Purchased items are shipped directly to AuSM and distributed to AuSM Camps. Your generosity is appreciated!
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.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Become a Fundraiser
Take your impact further by hosting a fundraiser for AuSM! Whether you want to create a fundraiser page for a birthday or special event, recruit a team of friends and family as fundraisers, or run a fundraising event, we have resources to make it easy.
Give With Confidence
By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting, and fundraising appeals, AuSM achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA). 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.
Candid Silver Transparency
Candid gives non-profits a comprehensive platform to display their cause and data complement capabilities. This allows community access to the key figures that help in making donations decisions.