Homestead-Miami Speedway taking Driving for a Cause grant applications

Homestead-Miami Speedway’s charitable outreach program, Driving for a Cause, is accepting applications for financial gifts to be awarded to eligible 501(c)(3) charities as part of its 2017 grant program. Applications can be found at

Established after the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Homestead-Miami Speedway was developed by the City of Homestead as a state-of-the-art track that would forever change the economy of Homestead, Greater Miami and the entire South Florida region.

The track generates an annual economic impact of more than $301 million to Miami-Dade County. A large portion of that can be attributed to hosting Ford Championship Weekend, which has determined champions in each of NASCAR’s three national series for the past 15 years.

Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Driving for a Cause uses the popularity of motorsports to focus public attention and funding on South Florida youth and educational programs. Driving for a Cause is a donor-advised fund under the umbrella of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that hosts numerous annual charity events.

The program is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the community, supporting growth with volunteer and non-profit efforts.

Recipients of the grants in 2016 included: A Chance for Therapy, Camillus House, FIU Foundation Formula SAE, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, Lauren’s Kids,
and Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services.

Recipients also are honored during the pre-race ceremonies prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400, NASCAR’s championship finale event at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. The 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 will take place on Sunday, Nov. 19.

In addition to the charitable contributions from Driving for a Cause, Homestead-Miami Speedway donates more than $320,000 annually to dozens of South Florida organizations, including track rental opportunities throughout the year, an annual car wash, food drive, holiday toy drive and much more.

All financial contributions are administered through Driving for a Cause. Applications are due by July 28 at 5 p.m. ET. Note that this application does not guarantee a donation. Requests will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified of the grant decisions by Sept. 22.

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