September 23 - 26, 2021
SF to Santa Barbara
GREATER BAY AREA & FOCF FUND 21 FOR KIDS
Celebrating a decade of making a difference for kids!
The FOG Rally is much more than just a road rally. It is the signature annual event of the greater Bay Area Ferrari community. It provides participants, sponsors, and donors the opportunity to celebrate a shared passion for Ferraris, motorsports and the open road while making a difference in our community.
As the flagship event of the Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation, in just nine years the FOG Rally has raised over $2.1M to help meet the needs of children served by organizations including Opportunity Impact (now Collective Impact), Blue Planet Network, Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, and, most notably, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
This year the FOG Rally celebrates a decade of making a difference for kids. In honor of this milestone, the 2021 FOG Rally will jointly benefit: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area marking the seventh consecutive year of our charity partnership; and, the FOCF Fund 21 for Kids which will provide grants to local organizations directly helping kids in need.
Over the past six years, we have raised $1.845M making possible over 185 wishes for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area children from suffering critical illnesses. And with your help , we look forward to adding to this total this year!
The FOCF Fund 21 for Kids will make grants to community-based organizations in the Greater Bay Area providing services which have a direct and immediate impact to help kids in need. The Bay Area Crisis Nursery and Larkin Street Youth Services have already been selected. Additional organizations will be selected by the FOCF Board from organizations nominated by Rally drivers, participants, and sponsors in the coming months.
2021 FOG Rally
Now in it’s tenth year, the Rally has become synonymous with excitement and opportunity, community and charity.
Harnessing the automotive spectacle of 50 Ferraris traveling across the state’s most iconic roads and landmarks, the Rally brings together over 100 participants and 25 sponsors each year to raise funds to help make a difference in the lives of children.
The 2021 FOG Rally will take place September 23-26 and travel from the Bay Area to Santa Barbara.
On September 23rd the Rally kicks off with the Launch Party and fundraiser at historic Menlo Circus Club in Atherton where the 50 Rally Ferraris, adorned in full livery of all sponsor logos, will be spectacularly displayed on the manicured polo field. The next morning, September 24th, the cars will depart from Menlo Circus Club and make their way on a carefully selected route to the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara for a weekend of events and activities, culminating in a farewell breakfast on September 26th.
For more details about the Rally, please go to the FAQs.
One of the most recognized and respected charities in the world, Make-A-Wish ® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Why a Wish?
99% of parents said that the wish strengthened their families.
96% of parents observe an increased willingness by their wish kids to comply with treatment protocols.
89% of health care professionals surveyed say they believe the wish experience can influence wish kids physical health.
81% of parents reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness.
The average cost of a wish in the Greater Bay Area Region is $10,000.
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, serving children in the seventeen countries from the California/Oregon border down to Monterey and west of Interstate 5, was founded in 1984. In its first year, a total of 27 wishes were granted. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, they have granted over 8,600 wishes to date and grant approximately 400 wishes per year.
Learn more at sf.wish.org
FOCF Fund 21 for Kids
To celebrate our 10th anniversary and a decade of making a difference for kids, Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation has established the FOCF Fund 21 for Kids to make grants to charitable organizations in the Greater Bay Area providing services which have a direct and immediate impact to help kids in need.
The FOCF Fund 21 for Kids will support targeted programs in the Bay Area Crisis Nursery and Larkin Street Youth Services as well as additional organizations which will be selected by the FOCF Board from charities nominated by Rally drivers, participants, and sponsors in the coming months. Our past grants to these organizations have provided groceries, meals, life necessities, transportation passes, and emergency shelter.
BAY AREA CRISIS NURSERY
The Bay Area Crisis Nursery (BACN), established in 1981, is the only place in the Greater Bay Area that provides short-term residential care and emergency childcare services to give parents time to focus on resolving a crisis or stressful situation. Knowing their children are safe, parents can make better use of other services to mitigate issues causing stress in the family. This proactive approach reaches children before abuse occurs.
BACN is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year and serves children birth through 5 years. It provides a warm, safe, loving homelike environment for a child to stay up to 30 days. They provide everything a child needs while there – bed, food, clothing, shoes, diapers, formula, and the rest. All of their services are free, confidential and voluntary.
The Bay Area Crisis Nursery is truly a magical place!
Learn more at: http://bayareacrisisnursery.org/
LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES
Larkin Street Youth Services (LSYS) is a nonprofit empowering young people to move beyond homelessness. It provides comprehensive services that meet young peoples’ needs while encouraging them to access services when and how they feel comfortable. This helps young people to take charge of their lives, developing long-lasting self-sufficiency.
Founded in 1984, LSYS has helped over 75,000 young adults in San Francisco. It is San Francisco’s largest nonprofit provider for young people experiencing homelessness, providing a robust continuum of wraparound care including outreach/engagement services, health/wellness, housing, education, and employment.
LSYS is part of the movement to end youth homelessness on a national scale through policy partnerships with national organizations and fellow nonprofits.
Learn more at larkinstreetyouthservices.org
Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation
The annual FOG Rally is organized by Ferrari Owners Charitable Foundation(FOCF), a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. Since its founding in 2011, FOCF has harnessed the broad interest and passion for vintage and contemporary Ferrari automobiles to draw attention to and raise over $2.1M for Bay Area organizations including: Bay Area Crisis Nursery; Blue Planet Network; Collective Impact (formerly Opportunity Impact); Edgewood Center for Children and Families; Larkin Street Youth Services; LifeMoves; Make-A-Wish, Greater Bay Area; Make-A-Wish, Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada; and, Napa Valley New Deal.
Learn more at focfcharity.org