Welcome to Sophia's Foundation for Autism

How it Began

Anthony D. Trujillo, CEO of HOLMANS USA, established Sophia’s Foundation for Autism, formerly Holmans Foundation for Autism, in 2013 to increase public interest and awareness of autism, recognize deserving teachers, and provide needed technology for autism specific classrooms in public schools.

Sophia Trujillo

A recent survey indicated that 1 in 58 school-aged children in the United States is afflicted by autism. Sophia’s Foundation is inspired by Mr. Trujillo’s beautiful daughter Sophia who was diagnosed with autism at an early age. When Mr. Trujillo bought her an iPad he noticed an improvement in her communication skills. Through this discovery Mr. Trujillo realized that he could positively impact the educational development of children with autism by putting iPads in their classrooms. Not only was this a great idea but also a perfect charitable outlet for a technology based company such as HOLMANS .

We are working hand-in-hand with classroom teachers who have developed special curriculum using this technology. Through 2016 HOLMANS has donated a hundred and thirty tablets. The Foundation reached a major mile-stone in 2014 and is now a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

All net proceeds are used to buy technology and improve the quality of life for children with autism, their parents, and teachers.

Our Tradition

Sophia’s Foundation for Autism has a rich tradition of giving back to our communities with a primary focus of helping autism specific programs in our public school systems.

Our mission is to increase public interest & awareness of autism, recognize deserving teachers, & provide needed technology for autism specific classrooms.

Every child deserves access to the best-quality education possible and thanks to the support and donations of community members like you, we’re able to help provide technology to classrooms serving children with autism. This technology, including tablets and even robots, helps children with autism to realize their full potential and improve communication skills with both peers and family members.

Fundraising event book sale - "from the barrio to the boardroom"

Tony Trujillo is graciously donating 50% of all of his book sales purchased through our web site to our great foundation from July 15th – August 15th!

So please click on the link below to purchase yours and help us make a difference for our awesome kids!

Once out of school and with a young family to support, Tony took the first job offer he received—at Holman’s House of Maps. He found more than a paycheck at this small mom-and-pop business, he found his calling.

Sales was in Tony’s blood, and his success stemmed from his ability to connect with his customers. The lessons from his grandmother and teachers and Mr. Holman led him to consider his customers’ needs first.

His own fascination with technology and how it could make the world of drafting more efficient inspired him to push the boundaries of Holman’s offerings. Under Tony’s guidance, Holman’s grew from a small storefront to a multi-million dollar business.

In this book, Tony shares the lessons he has learned in life and business to give today’s aspiring businessperson and entrepreneur the inspiration and skills to succeed and be happy.

Ten Percent (50%) of net proceeds from July 15th – August 15th, 2020 will be donated to Sophia’s Foundation for Autism. 

Sophia's Foundation for Autism Annual Fundraisers

When members of the community work together with a great cause in mind, a real difference can be made in the lives of real children struggling to find their place in the classroom.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Sophia’s Foundation for Autism “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby Party is one of our annual fundraisers with great food, drinks and prizes during the live stream of the Kentucky Derby!


Saturday, May 29th – Monday, May 31st 2021

Sophia’s Foundation for Autism teamed up with Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros and his nonprofit, AB for Autism, to put on this new, annual baseball tournament over Memorial Day Weekend!

June 7th, 2021 @ Tanoan Golf Course

Our annual golf tournament gathers the finest people for the finest cause!  Great prizes, food and a gathering of a lot of great people!


August 7th, 2021

The annual Dine, Drive & Donate fundraiser is our exclusive event which raises funds to help Sophia’s Foundation for Autism make a significant difference in the lives of children living with Autism.

Sophia’s Foundation for Autism Events

When members of the community work together with a great cause in mind, a real difference can be made in the lives of real children struggling to find their place in the classroom.


APS students on the autism spectrum and regular education students teamed up and became Olympians for Autism during a first-ever track meet on April 22, 2016 at Milne Stadium.


The New Mexico Philharmonic and the Albuquerque Public Schools in collaboration with HOLMANS USA LLC hosts the Symphony for Autism annually.


Sophia’s Foundation for Autism Grants

Investing in the community matters. Sophia’s Foundation is honored to have received the support from these incredible organizations.

Golden Equipment Company and AUI Inc. Donated $15,000 to HOLMANS Foundation for Autism

In 2010, Golden Equipment Company (GEC) founded “Colors for our Community” which is an annual community service project designed to impact and serve local charities. GEC painted or “wrapped” a specific piece of construction equipment in the colors of HOLMANS Foundation for Autism (pink and blue) and their logo. The specific machine was available to rent for 1 year. GEC donated 25% of the rental proceeds directly back to HOLMANS Foundation for Autism. This year the rental to AUI Inc. raised $15,000.

Larry H. Miller Donated $10,000 to HOLMANS Foundation for Autism

Our fingerprints on the lives we touch never fade

Be The Change

Want to get involved?

We’re passionate about the work we do. Our deep personal ties to the autism community inspire us every day to help all children in public school classrooms to reach for the stars.


Everyone has different skills, talents and passions. What makes you unique is what makes you special, and without you, the community wouldn’t be the same.


We rely on donations to do our work – increase public interest & awareness of Autism, recognize deserving teachers, & provide needed technology for Autism specific classrooms.


Volunteering is an excellent way to give back to your community. There are many ways to volunteer