The Importance of Giving

The Thompson Foundation for Autism was established through generosity of friends just like you. Private philanthropy allows the Foundation to support the critical education, clinical services and research at The Thompson Center.

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Opportunities to Give

Make an immediate impact right now through our “Help Us! Help More!” Campaign.

Increase our Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services!

Sensory Equipment

Renovation of Family Lobby

Research Expansion Lower Floor

Ways to Give

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Support our ongoing projects.

Donors FAQ

The Thompson Foundation for Autism supports life changing clinical services, education, and research performed at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, a Center of Excellence at the University of Missouri. Your gift can be designated to the Thompson Foundation for Autism in accordance with your wishes.

Thompson Foundation for Autism
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65201

You are welcome for a tour. Please call Myles Hinkel at 573-884-0777 to arrange a time and date.

The December 2020 COVID-19 relief package provides incentives for donors in 2021. Individuals who itemize their deductions can deduct donations up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI). The previous limit of 60% of an individual’s AGI has been suspended for 2021. Please consult a tax professional to learn more about this deduction.

Absolutely you can. Please contact Myles Hinkel at 573-884-0777 or and he can send you the instructions.

Yes, you will receive a timely gift receipt and acknowledgement for your records.

Thompson Foundation for Autism Tax I.D. No. 20-8293152. The Thompson Foundation for Autism is a Missouri Charitable Not-for-Profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status.

Section 212 of the December 2020 COVID-19 relief package allows taxpayers who do not itemize deductions to deduct up to $300 for certain charitable cash gifts made in 2021. Please consult a tax professional to learn more about this deduction.

The Act states: “In the case of any taxable year beginning in 2021, if the individual does not elect to itemize deductions for such taxable year, the deduction under this section shall be equal to the deduction, not in excess of $300 ($600 in the case of a joint return), which would be determined under this section if the only charitable contributions taken into account in determining such deduction were contributions made in cash during such taxable year.”

Funded Projects

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