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The Grand Prix of Denver Foundation, Inc. is a Colorado not-for-profit 501(c) 3 Corporation formed in 2002 in conjunction with the inaugural Grand Prix of Denver. The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds for youth oriented organizations and relies solely upon volunteers in order to maximize distributions to our selected recipients. Robert E. Sutton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CENTRIX Financial, LLC serves as Board Chairman.

Past recipients of Foundation fundraising activities include:

•  Children's Hospital
•  Gold Crown Foundation
•  Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver
•  Hole in the Wall Gang Foundation
•  Auraria Campus Foundation Scholarship Fund

Cure Autism Now

Founded in 1995, Cure Autism Now is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists dedicated to identifying the causes of autism and rapidly findings ways to prevent, treat and cure it by funding research, developing scientific resources and raising awareness for the disorder that now affects one in every 166 children. Through funding to date of over $23 million in research awards and the development and support of the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange, Cure Autism Now has become one of the largest private funders of autism research in the country. Cure Autism Now is committed to broadening awareness and understanding of a disorder that has been virtually ignored for over forty years.


Since 1992, YouthBiz has had extraordinary success training more than 1500 youth (ages range from 13 to 21) in programs while providing them with an after-school job. YouthBiz’s mission is to develop business, academic, and leadership skills in youth who lack the opportunity to discover and experience their innate ability to invest in themselves and their community. Youth participating in YouthBiz are from one of Denver’s toughest neighborhoods attending schools such as Cole Middle School and Manual High School. Our goals are to keep youth in school, to keep them out of trouble, and to prepare them for the future.

Limb Preservation

The mission of The Limb Preservation Foundation is to support the prevention and treatment of limb threatening conditions.

The goal of The Limb Preservation Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for those individuals facing limb-threatening diseases due to trauma, tumor or infection through research, treatment, and educational programs.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease, which affects tens of thousands of children and adults in the United States. More than 10 million Americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of the defective gene. When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was created in 1955, children with CF rarely lived long enough to even attend elementary school. Today, thanks to the wise investments by the CF Foundation in innovative research and comprehensive care programs, the median age of survival for a person with CF is now in the mid-30s. Although the CF Foundation is proud of the great strides it has made toward a cure, the need for more funding is even more crucial as we have yet to save a single life from this devastating disease. The CF Foundation has been recognized by such publications as Forbes and SmartMoney for its innovative and efficient approach to curing a genetic disease. In 2004, more than 91 cents of every dollar of revenue raised was available for investment in vital CF programs.

For more information on The Grand Prix Foundation, Inc. please contact Lavern Martinez at 720.873.5021 or ldmartinez@gpdenver.com.

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