Hendrick Motorsports is committed to supporting others and playing an active role in our community. Many of those efforts are coordinated through the Hendrick Family Foundation, the foundations of our drivers and work with partners across the country.
The Kyle Larson Foundation is dedicated to bringing people together and providing support to hands-on charitable organizations that benefit today’s youth, families and communities in need.
Larson has developed a close relationship with the Urban Youth Racing School (UYRS). For the past two years, he has hosted their Grand Prix of Philadelphia. The UYRS is a nonprofit organization, established in 1998 dedicated to introducing inner-city youth from the ages of 8 to 18 to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) career opportunities in the motor sports industry through training, education and on-track driving experience. Hendrick Motorsports has been a long-time supporter of the UYRS.
The Chase Elliott Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and financial assistance to well-qualified charitable organizations with an emphasis on helping others live healthier, happier lives. In a collaboration with Hendrick Motorsports and NAPA Auto Parts, the Chase Elliott Foundation’s seventh edition of its "DESI9N TO DRIVE" art initiative with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta took place at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 8-9, 2023. The project sees Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta patients submit designs for a one-race takeover of the No. 9 car and driver uniform. Parts of the racing uniform are auctioned off through The NASCAR Foundation with all proceeds going to the Chase Elliott Foundation to benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s. Additionally, a portion of the sales from each die-cast sold of this race car is donated to Children's.
The William Byron Charity Golf Event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas. In 2023, the event helped to raise over $233,000 for the organization. Since 1972, BBBS has been helping children realize their potential and build their futures in this region. Nationally, BBBS is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network – matching adult volunteers ("bigs") and children ages seven through 14 ("littles").
Alex Bowman and primary partner Ally team up to make a donation of $4,800 to a Best Friends Animal Society network partner in each race market visited during the season. Ally will up that donation to $10,000 if Bowman and the 48 team win. Best Friends Animal Society’s mission is to ensure there are no more homeless pets by helping to end the killing in America’s animal shelters through building partnerships and programs in communities across the nation. In 2022, Bowman and Ally teamed up to donate $187,600 – including a $10,000 donation following his win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His passion for animals started at home with his rescue dog, Roscoe. Bowman’s animal advocacy work was recognized at the FurBall Gala where he was honored with the Halifax Humane Society Humanitarian of the Year Award.