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Midwest Special Needs Trust
PO Box 7629
Columbia, MO 65205

Please include your name and address so we can mail you a receipt for your tax records.

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100% of donations received through the Giving Fund will be received by MSNT.

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Honor & Memorial Giving

Honor someone you love by giving to someone in need. Giving in honor/memory of someone is a meaningful way to celebrate the legacy of a loved one. Your heartfelt gift will help provide a brighter future to countless individuals and families with disabilities. You can feel confident knowing that every dollar you give will make a difference and honor your loved one.

Start the process of a memorial donation by emailing us at or via our contact form.

You can also help by shopping at the retailers below and designating MSNT as the recipient of a portion of your qualifying purchases.

Donors can select one, two, or multiple organizations and make a donation with an easy credit card transaction at the secure website December 1-31 each year.

Create an account and Enroll for community rewards with organization number YS756.

How We Help

The unexpected. Most of the time those two words make us cringe. Maybe it is an unexpected illness, home or car repair or inoperable assistive device. Unexpected situations often leave us feeling vulnerable, unsure of what to do next, and frequently result in sizeable, unbudgeted expenses.

One in four people have a disability, are living below the federal poverty level and encounter expenses that those without disabilities do not incur. Many may have their day-to-day needs met, but when the unexpected happens, lack of financial resources may leave them without the help they desperately need.

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Recently Emma found herself in that very place. Emma, only 54 years old, already suffers with a crippling form of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the joints in her hands and feet. As a homeowner and single mom, she carefully budgeted her monthly disability benefit to ensure that her family’s basic needs were met.

Over time, Emma saved enough money to purchase a touchless kitchen faucet that uses technology to start and stop the flow of water without touching the faucet and replaced the circular shower knob with a lever handle allowing more ease in turning on the water and controlling the temperature.

As Emma’s medical condition intensified, the need for additional home modifications was evident. Having depleted her savings, it was impossible for Emma to cover the cost of the materials and labor necessary to improve the navigability of her home. Emma heard about Midwest Special Needs Trust Charitable Trust Program and contacted us.

With funding from the charitable program, a comfort height toilet, counter height bathroom vanity and accessible faucet were professionally installed. All very practicable upgrades, that made a huge difference and improved her quality of life.

People, just like Emma, apply for charitable grants from our organization every day. Midwest Special Needs Trust is thankful for 32 years of dedication in helping Missourians living with a disability and struggling with poverty. We have not done it alone.

MSNT’s Grant Award History

MSNT’s grant award history is summarized in the chart below. MSNT can only grow with your help!

Year # of Grants Awarded Amount Awarded
FY 2021 256 $243,547
FY 2020 345 $326,950
FY 2019 503 $452,466
FY 2018 353 $290,033
FY 2017 223 $176,825
FY 2016 340 $275,349
FY 2015 196 $139,109
FY 2014 163 $117,432
FY 2013 86 $58,693
FY 2012 124 $74,303
FY 2011 199 $114,1
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