Monday, July 11, 2011

Grants for U.S. Residents, Age 16+, Who Are NASCAR Fans and Are Making Significant Impact On the Lives of Children

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: July 18, 2011

NASCAR Foundation Invites Nominations for New Award to Recognize Volunteer Efforts of NASCAR Fans on Behalf of Children

The NASCAR Foundation is accepting nominations for the first Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, which will recognize the outstanding charitable and volunteer efforts of NASCAR fans on behalf of children. The award was created in honor of Betty Jane France, chairwoman of the NASCAR Foundation and a champion of philanthropic efforts in the NASCAR community.

The NASCAR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support nonprofits and charitable causes in the U.S., with an emphasis on efforts that affect the ability of children to live, learn, and play.

The award is open to individual residents of the U.S., age 16 or older. Applicants must be NASCAR fans and have made a significant impact on the lives of children through volunteerism or charitable work during the last five years. For this award, "volunteerism" is defined as voluntary action in service to others and the community. Individuals who receive compensation to perform charitable work — volunteering, fundraising, etc. — are not eligible for the award.

Anyone may submit a nomination. Self-nominations are accepted.

One winner will be selected to receive a $100,000 donation from the NASCAR Foundation for the 501(c)(3) children's charity of his or her choice as well as a 2012 Ford Explorer. Three finalists will receive a $25,000 donation for the children's charity of their choice. The winner and finalists will also receive an expenses-paid trip to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and be part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas in December 2011.

Visit the NASCAR Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and the nomination form.

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