About The Grand Prix Foundation

Built by the track. Supporting the trades.

Since we waved the green flag on our organization in 1991, the Grand Prix Foundation has raised nearly $5 million for Long Beach-area charities. In addition to our popular Grand Prix 5K, we’ve held signature events including casino nights, golf tournaments, and charity balls.

We have a long track record of supporting local education, as well. In 1997, we established the Robert E. Leslie Memorial Scholarship, providing a $1500 grant to seven deserving Long Beach high school graduates each Spring.

Accelerating the Future

Beginning in 2022, our mission has shifted into a new gear: supporting the next generation of  trades professionals right here in Long Beach. 

how you can get involved

Give Money

Ninety cents of every dollar you give will directly benefit local trades programs in Long Beach. This includes scholarships, facility upgrades, recruitment, and job placement for program members so our jobs stay local and contribute directly to our economy.

drive for success

The Grand Prix Foundation hosts Drive for Success, a night benefiting the next generation of trades professionals. On Thursday, May 11th, 2023 a gala kick-off event will be held at Lions Automobilia Museum, bringing foundation members and local businesses together for a unique and important cause. Opportunities include title sponsorship, signage, digital sponsorships and more.


Put your brand front and center at the Grand Prix Foundation 5K, the only local event that lets participants run the race course before the cars speed around it. Opportunities include title sponsorship, signage, digital sponsorships and more.

When: Sunday, April 14th, 2024