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. The Foundation 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.....

Our Campaigns

Here at the Carlos Vieira Foundation we are doing our best to help families in need.  Always expanding our reach and efforts into communities all around.  Below you will find a few of the current campaigns we are running.

Race for Autism

Race for Autism is a fundraising campaign that Carlos Vieira Racing, Inc. started in 2010. It originated from a fundraising dinner that they held in 2008 in which $22,700.00 was raised and donated to Challenged Family Resource Center of Merced, California. From there, Team 51FIFTY decided to dedicate their whole....

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. The stigma surrounding a person's mental well-being is the root of unfounded prejudices which prevents....

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....


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.

Special Thanks To...

We are so thankful to the businesses and the individuals that support our cause. Without your involvement this adventure we are on would not be possible!

Volunteer Now!

We are always looking for amazing people to join our organization and volunteer their time.  From events all over to simple fundraisers, we always have a need for more volunteers.