Credit or Debit Card Gifts

Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater is a local 501c3 non-profit corporation, tax id #54-1824385.   Gifts to FACT are tax deductible. FACT does not receive state, federal, or United Way funding. Our programs depend on the generous support of responsible individuals and businesses.  Our need is great and no gift is too small.



NAP Credits Information

New credits are issued annually on July 1. For a minimum gift of $500, an individual donor may be eligible to receive a 50-65 percent credit against his or her income tax liability to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Unlike a tax deduction, a tax credit reduces one’s tax bill dollar-for-dollar. For example, a $2,000 donation generates $1,300 in tax credits, “costing” the donor only $700. For a donor in the top tax bracket, this may even result in total tax benefits equal to 105 percent of the gift amount when combined with state and federal deductions. Businesses and trusts must make a minimum gift of $616 to qualify for the NAP tax credit.

To reserve your credits, contact our Executive Director, Pam Clendenen at 757-788-1993, or at Please indicate your specific interest in NAP credits and note the amount of your pledged gift.

Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater have historically taken part in the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). The Department issues NAP credits to encourage philanthropic support for non-profit organizations that provide direct service to those with special needs.

Donations to Fundraisers

FACT hosts several fundraisers throughout the year.  Gifts of auction quality merchandise and raffle prizes are highly valuedClick here for more information regarding our gift policy and specific guidelines

Gifts by Mail

To make a gift by check or credit card by mail, click here for a printable donation form.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer gift matching.  Contact the personnel officer at your place of employment and you may be able to double your gift!

busDonations to Programs

Our needs vary seasonally. During summer camp, bulk donations of bottled water, juice boxes, and paper products are welcomed. Our wish list of camp materials includes the following: Ice machine, cargo carrier racks for our busses, picnic tables, and a ball pit.

If you or your business has materials or services to donate, please contact us.

Bequests and Planned Giving

Charitable bequests generate much of the philanthropy at work today to make our region an even better place to live. By designating us as a beneficiary of your will or living trust you can create a permanent fund for the future. You can name a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of it. For more information contact your financial advisor or local bank.

Donations of Stock

For stock contributions (gifting), contact Toby Adamson at Scott & Stringfellow at (757) 417-4944 for transfer instruction to the FACT brokerage account.


FACT has established an endowment fund with the Hampton Roads Foundation through a generous gift from the Jack and Anne Glenn Foundation. Annual dividends from the fund support our scholarship programs while the principal insures the sustainability of our organization. To direct your gift to the growth of the endowment, complete the downloadable form by clicking here.