Supporting financial wellness

April is National Autism Awareness Month and in support of that, the SunTrust Foundation is awarding a two-year grant of $556,000 to Autism Speaks, a nonprofit that provides solutions for individuals with autism and their families. The grant expands on the organizations’ partnership to promote financial well-being among people with autism and other disabilities, and their families.

Since 2016 the foundation has helped Autism Speaks to:

  • Respond to nearly 30,000 requests for financial resources information
  • Co-host 15 financial planning workshops with more than 1,500 participants
  • Distribute more than 5,000 financial planning toolkits
  • Create the Financial Planner app, which has been downloaded more than 3,500 times

The grant will help further ensure that families impacted by autism have the resources they need for a secure financial future.

Photo provided by Autism Speaks.

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