Welcome to Sophia's Foundation for Autism

(Formerly the Holmans 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.

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.

DERBY DAY
Saturday, May 2nd 2020

Sophia’s Foundation for Autism “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby Party will take place on Saturday, May 2nd 2020!  Location and more details to come!

 

AB FOR AUTISM MEMORIAL DAY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th 2020

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!

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT
June 1st, 2020 – 8:00AM @ Tanoan Golf Course

Our annual golf tournament gathers the finest people for the finest cause! Mark your calendar for Monday, June 1st at 8:00AM as we host our 2020 annual tournament at Tanoan Country Club.

 

DINE, DRIVE & DONATE
November 14th, 2020 – 5:00pm-9:00pm @ Mercedes-Benz of ABQ

The annual Dine, Drive & Donate fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 15th, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz of Albuquerque. Mark your calendar now for this 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.

OLYMPIANS FOR AUTISM

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.

SYMPHONY FOR AUTISM

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.

Fundraise

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.

Donate

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

Volunteer

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