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The Amy and Brian France Foundation

The Amy and Brian France Foundation is Amy and Brian France's latest philanthropic endeavor. Through their partnership presenting SHARE Charlotte's Spotlight Content Series in 2020, the Foundation supported a variety of Charlotte causes and organizations.

249 CLT nonprofits were featured as part of #SpotlightOnCLT in 2020. Check out who won each month's $5K!

In 2020, SHARE was able to give away $5K monthly to a #SpotlightOnCLT featured nonprofit of our community's choice, thanks to a generous gift from the Amy and Brian France Foundation. Over 27K community votes were cast, and the lucky winners are below!

About Amy and Brian France
Brian France is the former Chairman and CEO of NASCAR as well as Founder and CEO of Silver Falcon Capital. Brian and his wife Amy co-founded the Amy and Brian France Foundation as well as the Luke and Meadow Foundation, named after their children.
Brian France, recognized as one of the most influential leaders in sports and entertainment during his 15 years as Chairman and CEO of NASCAR, is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Silver Falcon Capital, founded by Brian France, is a direct investment company and brand incubator, partnering with entrepreneurs to globally scale emerging consumer and sports entertainment businesses.
In 2011 Brian and his wife Amy France co-founded the Luke and Meadow Foundation. Named in honor of their twins, Luke and Meadow, the foundation supports organizations and causes that help children thrive.

Good Reading

Check out the latest stories from SHARE Charlotte's #SpotlightOnCLT content series!

March 25th, 2021 - In 2010, Dale Gillmore, had a for-profit business but wasn’t seeing the community impact where he was donating and desired to be more vested in social programs helping children. Corporations often have entire departments for social responsibility initiatives, but Gillmore experienced little tangible tie to the projects in which his small business was investing. Thus, he started Make an Impact Foundation (MAIF) as a grant program to promote the education and well-being of children, so he could directly invest in the lives of children in the Charlotte region. MAIF identifies children in severe need (homeless, impoverished, etc.) as well as those with learning or emotional needs, disabilities, diseases or chronic illness and creates opportunities to produce change in their lives.  As the needs increased and more projects were being funded, Founder and MAIF President, Dale Gillmore, saw the space for MAIF to do more of the heavy-lifting for planning and executing volunteer...
March 25th, 2021 - Written by Amy Andrews Each year, cardiovascular disease kills more citizens in North Carolina than cancer, AIDS, accidents, violence and alcohol abuse combined, and it accounts for one out of every four deaths in our area.  The HeartBright Foundation was created to address this issue and help those, particularly in under-served and at-risk populations, who are dealing with heart disease, diabetes and hypertension.  HeartBright’s free programming includes an expansive community outreach program that focuses on education, nutrition and fitness as well as a free clinic that provides treatment, access and support for patients.  Patients can self-refer to HeartBright, but most come through the hospital or doctor referrals. A typical scenario for a patient is someone who has high blood pressure, doesn’t have insurance and doesn’t know what to do to improve their health. HeartBright sets up a free doctor visit with one of the 33 clinicians who serve there, assigns them...
March 22nd, 2021 - Alzheimer’s is a disease that not only impacts the individual who is diagnosed, but those who care for them as well. Caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease may end up feeling isolated or overwhelmed by the challenges they face. With North Carolinians providing an estimated 517 million hours of unpaid care to people living with Alzheimer’s—a contribution valued at $7.3 billion—caregivers feelings this way are most definitely not alone.  But the experience can still be lonely and oftentimes stressful, and the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter wants to make sure these caregivers know they’re not alone. The nonprofit is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, providing patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 49 central and western North Carolina counties.  The team at the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter is especially excited about an upcoming...
March 19th, 2021 - Written by Amy Andrews Hadassah is an international women’s organization whose mission is to heal our world. Through programs, research and advocacy, Hadassah works every day to bring healing where it is needed most in the US, Israel and around the world. Everything that the Charlotte Hadassah chapter does is in support of this mission.  At the heart of Hadassah is a focus on health and wellness. Hadassah has two hospitals in Israel that are global leaders in care, treatments and research whose work serves over a million women, men and children, regardless of religion, race or nationality.  Locally, Hadassah champions a host of medical causes, most notably breast cancer, infertility and heart health.  Breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer for women in the US, causing 40,000 deaths each year. Hadassah is fighting back with three proven strategies: education and awareness, US advocacy and support for groundbreaking research at the Hadassah Medical...
A GOOD Partnership

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