Watkins Glen International RACE Foundation opens grant request program


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (September 26, 2017) – The Watkins Glen International RACE (Racing and Community Enrichment) Foundation, a donor-advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, is giving back to the local community to the tune of $30,000 with three levels of grants.


As part of the organization’s mission, Watkins Glen International and RACE will invest back into the community with grants of varying sizes, designed to further the efforts of local youth oriented non-profit foundations in Chemung, Yates, Schuyler, and Steuben counties.


This week, information and applications for the various grants were posted at www.theglen.com/RACE. All applications must be received by Friday, November 10th.  

“RACE had a tremendous season,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “With that being the case, we’re able to double the amount of last year’s grants, up to $30,000 this year, to the great organizations serving youth in our region. This foundation was founded to assist us in doing our part to invest in the community and continue to make it a fantastic place for our children.”

Qualifying organizations must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service serving children in Chemung, Steuben, Yates, and/or Schuyler counties in the State of New York and ensure that 100% of grant monies received from the RACE Foundation are used for the exclusive benefit of children, along with other requirements.


RACE was created to meet the needs of local underserved populations with a focus on youth-oriented support. The foundation utilizes the backing of a close-knit community to foster meaningful fundraising efforts, as well as lean on support from the international racing family. RACE has already donated over $36,000 to ten different organizations in 2017, including $10,000 for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief efforts.

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