Carlos Vieira Foundation

The Carlos Vieira Foundation is located in the heart of Central California. The Foundation was built on one man’s dream of helping children and families within our local community. The Carlos Vieira Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses primarily on assisting autistic children within Central California. Through local support the Foundation is able not only to assist families facing autism but fight the war on drugs, as well as other major causes including children diagnosed with cancer. The Carlos Vieira Foundation offers its services and raises money for multiple organizations and causes that directly assist people in need.

It is our hope that our actions will help to empower children, individuals and families to achieve lifelong successes and improve their overall health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Autism Awareness Day with Carlos Vieira Foundation and 51FIFTY - 4/19/15  


Join the Carlos Vieira Foundation and our platinum Race for Autism sponsor, 51FIFTY Energy Drink in Livingston, California on April 19, 2015. From 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. the Foundation will host a BBQ and family fun day in celebration of national Autism Awareness month! We want any family that has a child with atuism to spend the afternooon with us relaxing and most of all, having fun! The event is carnival themed with slight modifications to be sensitive of the needs of all the autistic children and their siblings, as well as for most age groups and genders.  



Included in the fun: 

  • Sack Jumping 
  • Football Toss
  • Bean Bag Toss 
  • Ring Toss 
  • Grass Bowling
  • Disk Drop Game 
  • Table Tennis Ball Toss
  • Bead/Jewelry Making
  • Animal Discovery Booth (Cruzin' Critters)
  • And more! 

The entire event is FREE and included games, prizes, food and drink for the entire family. Download flyer for more details. 

RSVP - We ask that families kindly RSVP so that we prepare the appropriate amount of food and prizes. Email: or call 209-394-1444. 


4/19/15 - Autism Day! Families in the area who have a child with autism are encouraged to join the Foundation and our sponsor 51FIFTY for a fun filled day with games, prizes, animals, crafts, a BBQ and more in Livingston, CA! Download flyer for more details. 

3/28/15 - 3rd Annual Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Show in Livingston, CA with special guest Sugar Ray Leonard.  

2/2/15 - Congratulations to Angel & Jacob Chavez two children in the Gloves Not Drugs boxing program who have made their way to the Silver Gloves Nationals in Kansas City, MO.


Picture taken at the 51Fifty Livingston Boxing Club with mother Lisa, Carlos Vieira, the Merced County Sheriff's Activity League representatives, Angel & Jacob Chavez, and Coach Dennis Moniz. 

Twitter - You'll now find the Carlos Vieira Foundation on Twitter. Follow us today! @Race4Autism


3/29/15 - Interview with Turlock Journal and Sugar Ray Leonard at the 3rd Annual Gloves Not Drugs hosted by Merced Country Sheriffis Activities League, Carlos Vieira Foundation, and sponsored by 51FIFTY Energy Drink. Watch now

3/29/15 - Sugar Ray Leonard Scores Knockout with Livingston Fans - The Merced Sun Star and the Modesto Bee shares their story of celebrity guest particiapting in our 3rd Annual Gloves Not Drugs Boxing event. Read story.  

3/12/15 - Sugar Ray Leonard Coming to Livingston - Merced Sun Star shares about the Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Show with special guest Sugar Ray Leonard. Read story

2/2/14 - A Tale of Two Boxers article distributed to the press regarding Angel & Jacob Chavez, two brothers who lost their father to gang violence but found themselves in the Gloves Not Drugs Boxing Program and have boxed their way to the top. Watch the TV segement KSEE Fresno aired. 

11/4/14 - Press Release - Local Organizations Team Up to Donate $26,000 to Children Fighting Cancer and Autism in the Central Valley

9/8/14 - Press Release - Autism Aid Expanded to San Joaquin County through Local Carlos Vieira Foundation Grant Program




The Carlos Vieira Foundation thanks AV Thomas Produce for their continued support of families living with autism, keeping kids off the streets and out of gangs and community needs. 


Team 51 FIFTY proudly supports the Carlos Vieira Foundation. 51 FIFTY Energy Drink donates a percentage of all sales to the Carlos Vieira Foundation. Visit them at and Live the Madness.




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