ASCV Holiday Giving Tree

This ASCV program was created to provide an element of joy to brighten the holiday season for local autistic individuals and their families.

Our Holiday Giving Tree program provides gift cards of up to $100 for holiday gifts and meals to members of our local autism community who need financial help to make purchasing holiday gifts and/or meals possible. Recipients are low-income families experiencing food insecurity and extreme financial hardship. Families can apply for each autistic individual within a household, and autistic adults are invited to apply too.

Due to an overwhelming response, at this time, applications for Winter Holiday Support are now closed. 

The number of applications awarded will  be based on the number received and the amount of funds available. If you have submitted an application, the ASCV Team will reach out to you once a decision has been made. 

Individuals and families may apply for both Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday Funds HOWEVER priority will be given to individuals and families who did not receive funding during the Thanksgiving cycle due to limited funding and the high demand for this program. 

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Adults with autism and parent(s)/legal guardians who are the primary caregiver of an individual with autism are eligible to apply for this program.
  • Applicants must reside within ASCV’s service territory (*noted below)
  • Partial grants could be awarded
  • An application can be submitted for each individual on the spectrum within a household
  • The number of applications awarded will be based on the number received and the amount of funds available

Applications will be reviewed by a committee as they are received, and applicants will receive a notification regarding the outcome of their funding request once a decision has been made. The number of applications awarded will be based on the number received and the amount of funds available.

If you need assistance completing your application and/or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Please note:  Applicants for funding through this program may be receiving other federal, state or local benefits and services. Because financial eligibility for programs varies greatly, funding paid directly to the individual or to a representative on the individual’s behalf may be counted as “unearned income” and could impact program eligibility. It is up to the individual to confirm this with any other program through which they may be receiving support.

*ASCV Service Territory: Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Amelia, Dinwiddie, Goochland, King William, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George; and the cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg.

Help make spirits bright for our local autism community this holiday season. You can help us fill this urgent need by making a gift to the ASCV today. To restrict your funds to only be used for the Holiday Giving Tree program, please include a note with your donation.

If you would like to make an in-kind donation, you can mail gift cards from:
Wal-Mart or Food Lion to the ASCV at 8730 Stony Point Pkwy, Ste 150
Richmond, VA 23235.

All donations are tax deductible. Our EIN is 46-1250829.