Gifts you can make today

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We are so grateful to our generous donors. In addition to the options outlined below, individual donations can also be made.

Cryptocurrency donations to Autism Speaks

One of the most tax-efficient ways to support Autism Speaks is to donate Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. When you give using cryptocurrency, your donation, the appreciated amount is free from capital gains tax and is tax-deductible. Click here to learn more and donate cryptocurrency.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF) 

A donor advised fund is a type of charitable investment account that provides an immediate tax benefit to you and allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time. Granting to Autism Speaks through your donor advised fund is easy. You can recommend a gift to Autism Speaks today, or on a recurring basis (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually) to help us enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions tomorrow. Give through your donor advised fund online.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) 

The Pension Protection Act states that individual retirement account (IRA) owners aged 70 1/2 or older may make a charitable donation from their IRA and avoid income taxes that would ordinarily incur with normal distribution. IRA charitable donations can be all or a portion of your IRA, up to $100,000 annually. 

NOTE - The transfer must be made directly from the IRA to Autism Speaks through your IRA administrator, or you may write a check payable to Autism Speaks from your IRA checkbook. 

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Stock - appreciated securities  

Donating stock to charity offers valuable financial benefits: 

  • may help you avoid capital gains tax liability 
  • may allow you to take an income tax deduction for the full amount of the donation 
  • contribute to a new future for autism  

How to donate stock to Autism Speaks 

Autism Speaks offers instructions for electronic transfer of stock. View instructions for transfer of stocks

Foundation grants 

Public and private foundations provide vital support for the impactful work of Autism Speaks. Generous gifts from family, community and corporate foundations strategically help our efforts to: 

  • increase global understanding and acceptance 
  • advance life-enhancing research breakthroughs 
  • increase early childhood intervention and timely interventions improve the transition to adulthood 
  • ensure access to reliable information and services throughout the life span 

For questions or additional information contact Leadership Giving at: (646) 385-8699 or