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Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

Awards to USA Individuals to Recognize
Volunteer Work that Benefits Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The NASCAR Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/22/19 Emailed by Midnight EST or Postmarked by Date


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Awards to honor USA individuals for charitable work or volunteerism in organizations benefiting children. Recipients must be avid auto racing fans who have volunteered with a children's charity for at least five years. Finalists will receive a donation to their charity.

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
- Enthusiasm and passion for the sport of NASCAR through excitement for all areas of the sport – from attending races to supporting their favorite drivers;
- Impact of the applicant’s volunteer service on the mission of the organization;
- Expected impact of The NASCAR Foundation’s donation to the applicant’s benefiting children’s charity;
-Continuing the legacy of Betty Jane France by exhibiting the same compassion toward all children, especially those in need; and
-Overall story of the applicant’s involvement with its benefiting charity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155391

Number of Grants:

Of the four (4) selected Award finalists for the Award, three (3) of the finalists and the one (1) winner chosen by the Award Vote will receive prizes.

Estimated Size of Grant:

One (1) Award winner will receive:
(i) A $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to the children’s charity affiliated with the Award winner’s original nomination for the Award.
(ii) An all-expenses-paid trip to a NASCAR race weekend.
(iii) An all-expenses-paid trip provided by The NASCAR Foundation in the fall of 2019 (Award winner may bring one guest) to receive the Award and a trophy.

Three (3) Award Finalists will each receive:
(i) A $25,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to the Award finalist’s designated children’s charity.
(ii) An all-expenses-paid trip to a NASCAR race weekend.
(iii) An all-expenses-paid trip provided by The NASCAR Foundation in the fall of 2018 (Award finalists may each bring one guest).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals must be nominated by a friend, family member, or nonprofit organization. No self-nominations will be accepted.

The affiliated charity must be a registered 501(c)(3), based in the United States, which directly benefits children.

To be eligible, an applicant must be, at the time the application is submitted: (i) sixteen (16) years of age or older, and (ii) a legal resident of the United States of America. Applicants under the age of 18 will need to have a guardian co-sign any required agreements. Each applicant must demonstrate that he/she has made a significant impact on the lives of children through volunteerism or charitable work during the last five (5) years and is an avid NASCAR fan. For this Award, “volunteerism” is defined as voluntary action in service to others and the community. Individuals who receive compensation (financial or other) to perform charitable work volunteering, fundraising, etc. for their chosen charity are ineligible for the Award. Employees of NASCAR, The NASCAR Foundation, International Speedway Corporation, International Motor Sports Association, or any of their subsidiaries or affiliated companies are ineligible for the Award.

Pre-Application Information:

- The Preliminary Nomination selection process will commence on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and continue through Friday, March 22, 2019. Nominations must be submitted via email by midnight ET on March 22, 2019 or postmarked March 22, 2019.

- Applications selected to move forward during the Preliminary Nomination process will receive an Official Phase Two Nomination Form. Award finalists will be publicly announced in October 2019 at a specific time and location to be later decided upon in the sole discretion of The NASCAR Foundation.

- Once the Award finalists are announced, voting will be opened to eligible members of the public to vote for their choice amongst the four (4) Award finalists through an online campaign. The online voting period will begin on or around November 10, 2019, and end at 5:00 PM EST on or around December 2, 2019.

The Award will be presented in the fall of 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions and email nominations:

Mail nominations:
The NASCAR Foundation
ATTN: Jennifer Quattrocchi
One Daytona Blvd. | 7th Floor
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

(386) 310-5735

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