EFA joins ACT Today!

Major League All-Star Pitcher, Eddie Guardado and his wife Lisa established The Eddie Guardado Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) in 2008 after their youngest child, Ava, was diagnosed with autism. Lisa and Eddie understand the emotional and financial hardships families impacted with autism experience and founded the Eddie Guardado Foundation to help other families receive access to therapy and treatments that they could not otherwise afford.
In January 2011, The Eddie Guardado Foundation merged with ACT Today!, (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) as both non-profits share the mission of providing awareness of and access to effective therapies for children with autism.
Meeting the needs of many as being a top priority, EGF and ACT Today! are able to more efficiently address the needs of children with autism. The organizations continue to collaborate together with Eddie and Lisa serving on the ACT Today! Board of Directors.

Apply for a Grant

The Eddie Guardado Foundaton partners with ACT Today! to provide access to treatments and life supports. To learn more: www.act-today.org/act-today-grant-program.php

EGF Applauds EGF Applauds

St Mary's High School's Anthony Madrid played 10 rounds of golf in one day to raise money for the Eddie Guardado Foundation.

Joey Meyer's Golf Tournament
Recent Events

The Eddie Guadado Foundation was chosen to be the beneficiary of the annual Joey Meyer's Golf Tournament held on October 15th, 2015 where over 100 golfers showed their support for children in need.

Annual ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run Upcoming Events

Join Lisa and Eddie and ACT Today! at the Annual ACT Today! for Military Families 5k/10k Run and Family Festival on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in San Diego. Register Here


Language abilities in autistic speakers

Research suggests “not getting” things need not keep those with autism from using language well…

Alternative Strategies

Study: Horseback Riding Good For Kids With Autism

The University of Miami found children with autism improve with therapeutic horseback riding…


Possible Cause Tied to Sound Processing

Unique brain wave patterns may explain why autistic children have trouble communicating…


    Thank You

    Thank you for your support. Your donation directly supports children and families affected by Autism by giving them greater access to much needed treatment and therapy through the Eddie Guardado Foundation and Ava's Friends.

    To donate by check, donate a small amount every month or for helpful tax information and donation options, please see the Donations page.

    To donate online now, click the green button and follow the instructions:

    Questions? Call 714-442-3535 or email us at The Eddie Guardado Foundation

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Donate by Shopping!

Every time you shop online at any of iGive’s 725 participating stores (like Lands' End, Staples, Nordstrom, JCPenney, eBay, Expedia.com, Barnes & Noble, QVC, & PETsMART) a portion of the money goes to the Eddie Guardado Foundation! And when you search the web through iSearchiGive.com, you’re raising a penny or more for us every time you start a search.

Each visit also counts as an entry in iGive's $50,000 Surfathon sweepstakes where you can win a prize for you and the kids. Plus, they're giving away $1000 in prizes, every month, through the end of the year. No purchase required.

Here's All You Do

Just click: Shop for Ava's Friends and start shopping. Or, if you’d rather search the web instead of shop, visit www.iSearchiGive.com. The first time you search, type "The Eddie Guardado Foundation" in the "Select Your Cause" area. And while you are there, add the iGive toolbar to your browser so you can search from anywhere and Ava's Friends gets a penny! (and all this month it's 2 cents a search!)