With the help of the community and racing family since 2001, they were able to successfully raise funds to personally help numerous members of the racing community. Since that date over $1.7 million has been paid out to Benevolent recipients.
The Benevolent Fund of Motor sports, Inc., d.b.a. Indy Family Foundation, Inc. began as a 501 c 3 entity on October 1, 1996. The mission of the fund is to aid those in the motor sports community (regardless of the sanctioning body), who find themselves in financial need due to hardship caused by illness, injury or death. Their assistance is available to not only race car drivers, but to all licensed participants in racing, including crew members, course workers, support and administrative personnel, public relations and media representatives and team owners, as well as, their immediate family members.
The Benevolent Fund of Motor sports is operated solely by volunteers who delegate all money raised to the fund except for a small portion for administrative fees that allow the fund to stay in operation. In 2007, the Indy Family Foundation, Inc. was formed, allowing individuals to volunteer as “friends of the foundation” and participate in the social and developmental activities of the fund.