SALSA SAVES LIVES
All profits go to charity
When we began this journey a few years ago, we had no idea that it would blossom into a line of salsas dedicated to saving lives. We were inspired when we began attending and exhibiting at the Los Angeles non-profit event “Race for the Rescues”. It was then that ‘Salsa Saves Lives’ was born. Choosing the causes for “Salsa Saves Lives” was easy because each one touched our lives in a powerful way.
Please join us on our “Salsa Saves Lives” crusade to bring attention and awareness to our “causes” by purchasing a jar of salsa, and we can make a difference, one jar at a time.
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that touches over 5.4 million people each year. We were first affected when our father and uncle, Raul X. Alderette, was afflicted with Alzheimer’s and passed in 2014. We have other family members even today who are living with this disease.
Leukemia is a blood cancer where approximately every nine minutes, someone dies of this deadly disease. We were first affected when our father and uncle, Patrick Vigil, was afflicted with Leukemia and passed in 2001.
Hunger is something our Grandmother Estolia and our family have experienced first-hand in the past. Because of this, we believe that no one should ever feel the pain of going to bed hungry or worrying about their next meal.
Animal Rescues is for all animals who need love and who need someone to champion their cause, to give them forever homes, and protect from mistreatment and euthanasia.
Salsa Saves Lives guidelines must fit your organizations mission in order to be considered for a donations. Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2017 and ending December 1, 2017. Organizations selected for a grant will be contacted December 2017. For an application email Lorraine@estolias.com.
- Must be a 501(c)3 non-profit
- Must fit within one of our four “Causes”
- Organization must be within the USA
- Animal non-profits and non-profits/programs focusing on hunger that will be highly impacted by our grant.
• Small– Operating budget under $1M
Salsa Saves Lives does not fund:
- Direct donations to individuals
- Political activities and lobbying
- National organizations (applies to animal and hunger causes only)
- Organizations that discriminate based on religion, gender, race, ethnicity, political in beliefs, or disabilities.
- Specific religious activities and/or beliefs
Q: What is the mission of the organization?
A: Salsa Saves Lives was created to help transform the lives of people and animals by raising money and awareness for causes that are near and dear to our hearts. Our goal is to provide food, education, shelter, assistance to people and animals throughout the USA.
Q: How much does Salsa Saves Lives giveaway each year?
A: 2017 is the first year Salsa Saves Lives will give out donations so the dollar amount is not known.
Q: Is the money raised divided equally among the four “causes”?
A: No. The money raised from the sale of each jar of salsa will be used to give out donations for each “cause”. Example: All profits from the sale of our “Classic Salsa” which is the flavor designated to Leukemia will be donated to organizations specific to Leukemia.
Q: Who does the Foundation support?
A: Salsa Saves Lives will provide donations to organizations/programs that meet our requirements and fit into one of the following categories: Animal Non-Profits, Alzheimer’s, Hunger, and Leukemia.
Q: Does the Foundation support only dog and cat non-profits?
A: No, all animal species are eligible for donations but must be based in the USA.
Q: What type of programs does Salsa Saves Lives fund?
A: Programs considered for donations include but are not limited to the following;
Animal Nonprofits – Spay/neuter, shelter intervention, medical, pet food, supplies, adoption & community events, veterans and homeless programs.
Alzheimer’s - Programs that provide education, personal empowerment, home services, support groups, community events and a cure.
Leukemia - Programs that provide education, personal empowerment, home services, support groups, community events and a cure.
Hunger – Community events and programs that fight hunger and help feed children, seniors, individuals, families and homeless in our cities.
Q: How does my organization apply for a grant?
A: To be considered, please email Lorraine@estolias.com.