Gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations allow The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders to expand clinical services, educational and training programs, pilot innovative research projects, retain and attract the best clinical and research faculty and staff, and provide scholarship programs for our wellness program and educational and training classes and workshops.


Life Changing Gift

Transformational Gift

CARES Act: Unprecedented Opportunity to Reduce or Eliminate Your Personal, Federal Income Taxes

The CARES Act, implemented in March 2020, includes potential benefits for individuals who itemize their tax deductions and who make cash gifts in 2020. When you make a cash gift to The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, you may be able to offset up to 100% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). There is no cap on the amount of the cash gifts, and if the gifts exceed AGI in 2020, there is a carry forward for up to five years. 

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) provides donors with a guaranteed, fixed income stream for life in exchange for a gift to The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. A CGA can provide a number of benefits to the donor, including a charitable income tax deduction, mitigation of capital gains taxes, and in some instances tax free income. Fixed income payment rates vary according to the beneficiary’s age (see sample rates for single annuitants below).

Age 75 = 5.4%

Age 80 = 6.5%

Age 85 = 7.6%

While the CARES Act suspended required minimum distributions in 2020 for individual retirement accounts (IRAs), there still may be a benefit for making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Not only can an individual use the QCD to fulfill a personal pledge, the QCD will also help reduce the amount in the IRA, thereby reducing the amount the IRA owner may have to take as a distribution in future years. There also may be estate tax benefits as well, considering that some tax proposals will make more estates subject to the estate tax.

If an individual has appreciated securities and chooses to donate their stocks to The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, the donor is able to bypass all capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the securities that are gifted and they receive a fair market value charitable deduction for their gift. 

UCI and The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders does not provide tax or legal advice. Our gift planning professionals are happy to provide you and your legal or financial advisors with personalized illustrations of the tax and income benefits of a UCI charitable gift. Conversations with the university’s gift planning or development teams are always confidential and never imply obligation.

Support Our Work

We accept online and mailed donations.

Please make checks payable to: “UCI Foundation, The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders”.

These donations may be mailed directly to:
The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Attention: Marilyn Huynh – Director of Development
2500 Red Hill Ave, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705.

The UCI Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 95-2540117. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor.

Ways You Can Get Involved

  • Attend and sponsor a fundraising event, such as our Hope and Help gala
  • Be an ambassador
  • Share your story
  • Donate toys, books and other supplies
  • Multiply your gift through your company’s matching gift program
  • Connect your employer to The Center for training opportunities
  • Raise funds that are vital for our program
  • Volunteer at The Center
  • Name The Center as a beneficiary