Carlos Vieira Foundation Grant

MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vieira Foundation are partnering to protect local children with Autism by providing life-saving products and services offered by MedicAlert. The partnership is specifically designed to help children with Autism whose families are facing financial hardship and live in Stanislaus, Merced, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Madera, or San Joaquin counties. As part of the grant offered by the Carlos Vieira Foundation, qualified families will receive a MedicAlert Essential membership (which includes MedicAlert’s 24/7 Emergency Response support) and a MedicAlert medical ID – the package is designed to protect the child with autism during wandering situations or other times of need.

What is the Carlos Vieira Foundation?

Carlos Vieira Foundation was founded by Carlos Vieira utilizing his race team not only to be a team on the track, but also a team that helps families living with Autism and helps kids stay away from gangs and drugs.

The Mission of the Carlos Vieira Foundation (CVF) is to assist in strengthening local communities in Central California and communities around the globe by offering its services and raising money for multiple organizations that generously dedicates their time to assist people in need. It is their hope that these actions will help to empower children, individuals and families to achieve lifelong successes and improve their overall health, well-being and quality of life.

Sponsored Membership Benefits Include:

  • Personalized MedicAlert medical ID shoe tag engraved with "Autism" and downloadable wallet card
  • Additional Medical bracelet/necklace
  • Live 24/7 MedicAlert emergency response notification services if device alert button is pressed
  • EMIR® (Emergency Medical Information Record) creation and storage
  • 3 year KidSmart Membership
  • Monthly email newsletter on health and wellness
  • Discounts on personalized MedicAlert medical ID jewelry with free engraving
  • Access to MedicAlert articles and information about disease-management
  • Special offers from our partners

Eligibility for Sponsorship

  1. Must be a minor under the age of 18 years old
  2. Must reside in one of the following California counties:
  • Stanislaus
  • Merced
  • Mariposa
  • Tuolumne
  • Madera
  • San Joaquin
  1. Must mail in completed Carlos Vieira Foundation Direct Help Application
  1. Must send in one of the following (school IEP’s will not be accepted as diagnosis of Autism):
  • Proof of Diagnosis of Autism from a School Psychologist
  • Proof of Diagnosis of Autism from a Regional Center Psychologist
  • Proof of Diagnosis of Autism from a Private Psychologist
  1. Must attach the most recent Income tax return/s for both parents or guardians

To Apply:

Individuals who believe their child is eligible can download the Carlos Vieira Direct Help Application. Complete the application, fill in the correct information and mail completed forms to the following:

Carlos Vieira Foundation
Direct Help Project
257 E. Bellevue Rd. PMB 5150
Atwater, CA 95301

MedicAlert Foundation reserves the right to modify this program due to program funding availability. As a nonprofit we rely on the generosity and kindness of donors to extend sponsored memberships to anyone who needs our emergency medical information.