The Carlos Vieira Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses on the following three campaigns: Race for Autism, Race 2B Drug-Free, and Race to End the Stigma. CVF was built on one man’s dream of helping children, families, and individuals within our local community. Through local support, the foundation is able to assist families and individuals across 21 counties within Central California.


To assist in strengthening communities by providing key resources, awarding direct-help grants, fundraising, and working with other organizations.


To ensure that everyone in our local communities has the tools and services they need to succeed and live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.


To work with volunteers, donors, and other civic organizations to raise funds and expand our programs throughout the entire state of California.


It is our hope that our mission will help to better prepare and empower children, individuals and families in need to achieve lifelong successes and improve their overall health, well being and quality of life.

Carlos Vieira

Our History

Carlos Vieira Foundation was founded by local businessman and race car driver, Carlos Vieira. In 2007, “Team 51FIFTY” utilized their popularity and public outreach to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Central California.

In 2008, the race team increased their fundraising efforts and raised close to $25,000 for the Challenged Family Resource Center in Merced, CA, an organization dedicated to helping families living with Autism in the local area.

In 2009, Carlos Vieira Racing, Inc. started a fundraising campaign called Race for Autism which has become an iconic platform for autism awareness. The team dedicated their entire racing season towards raising money for Autism Awareness. They donated all proceeds from their race winnings.....

Campaigns & Programs

Race for Autism

At the Carlos Vieira Foundation, we strive to help those in our community who are affected by autism spectrum disorders. We accomplish this through fundraising, donating to local organizations, raising awareness, hosting community support events, and awarding direct-help grants to provide access to necessary resources to aid in development.

Race 2B Drug Free

Race 2B Drug Free is a campaign to raise awareness and educate the community about the harmful effects of drug use. The Carlos Vieira Foundation works to integrate our campaign in schools by participating in school drug-free programs and after school with our free Gloves Not Drugs after-school boxing program.

Race to End The Stigma

The Race to End the Stigma campaign was created to not only change the way people perceive those who are living with mental illness, but also how those who are affected perceive themselves. At the Carlos Vieira Foundation, we strive to support the mental health community through education, fundraising, and facilitating resources.


Thank you for participating in our Direct Help Program. Our mission is to provide services, medical necessities, and educational tools to families who live in Central California that are affected by Autism. Please fill out this application in its entirety printing clearly. Illegible applications will not be considered.