Enriching the lives of those living with autism.
1) What is Andrew’s Gift?
Andrew’s Gift is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publicly supported foundation which provides benefits for individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who live in Dauphin, Cumberland. Perry, Lebanon & Lancaster counties.
2) What types of grants are eligible for funding?
Andrew’s Gift provides grants for a wide variety of requests. We have focused on grants in the areas of technology, therapies and respite care. Some examples of grants we have made include iPads, summer camp sessions, horseback riding, recreational therapy, driver’s education, safety gates for windows, weighted vests and blankets.
3) Do you have a limit on the amount?
We do not have a limit on the amount of a grant request. We do however use the amount of the request as criteria in our decisions as we want to assure we are serving as wide a population as possible.
4) Is there a limit on how frequently I can apply?
In order to serve as wide a population as possible, we limit our grants to one per calendar year for each beneficiary. You may apply effective January 1st, each year for a new grant.
5) Do you provide training with the iPads?
We provide periodic group training to individuals who have received iPads. The training concentrates on the use of the iPad as well as the apps that are most beneficial to individuals with autism. Training is directed at parents and others working with the individuals with autism. The iPads are given to the individuals at the training.
6) What are the eligibility requirements?
Recipients are required to have an ASD diagnosis and live in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lebanon & Lancaster counties.
7) Do you plan to expand your geographic coverage?
We do plan to gradually expand our coverage to other counties. We wanted to assure that we understood the demand for grants and had a system that provided timely fulfillment of grant requests. Once we are confident that we have achieved those objectives we will add counties to our geographic requirements.
8) How can I make a donation to Andrew’s Gift?
If you would like to make a donation using a credit card or your PayPal account, please visit our Donate page.
If you would prefer to donate by writing a check, please send your donations to:
P.O. Box 6014
Harrisburg, PA 17112
9) How can I apply for a grant from Andrew’s Gift?
Complete the online application on one of our application pages: iPad or Individual Grant. You can also print out a hard copy and mail or fax the documents to us at 717-412-2111.