Welcome to the Vida de Oro Foundation for arts and entertainment

Our Mission:  To help promote the arts in the educational experience and create economic growth.

Who We Are...

The Foundation

We are a group of artists, performers, and writers that share a common goal to help individuals achieve their dreams in the Arts.

Enhancing The Community

Active youth involvement in the arts and entertainment is key toward creating community pride in culture and engagement in nurturing events.

Community Engagement

Through open public events and activities we highlight the Arts, Food, Cultures, and qualities of disadvantaged communities.

About us

About the Founder

Mina with arts supporter Dolores Huerta.

Guillermina "Mina" F Perez - President/CEO

Guillermina “Mina” Perez is Founder and President/CEO of the Vida de Oro Foundation. Born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Sacramento’s Del Paso Heights, Mina started to work at a young age to pay her way through private school (Our Lady of Fatima and Loretto High Schools) and has never forgotten where she came from. Being afflicted with polio as a child, Mina has always compensated by being competitive and determined, but more importantly finding her creative and artistic side to be a success. In 2007, she established an arts business called “Mina’s Treasures,” and established the Vida de Oro Folk Art Festival, which evolved into the Sacramento Taco Festival, which has become the Foundation's largest fundraising activity.  Over the years, Mina has met with many key and influential individuals including Dolores Huerta, Edward James Olmos, the late Mia Angelou, Rev. Jessie Jackson, actors James and Tom Franco, and actor/writer Richard Yniquez. Her activities include doing art shows with world renowned muralist Juanishi Orrozco, artist Esteban Villa, and illustrator Felipe Davalos. She is an active member of the American GI Forum and recognized as Community Ambassador by Council Member Allen Warren. Mina’s kindness has influenced such leaders as the late Grantland Johnson, first Latino City Council Member Manuel Ferrales, GRAMMY Winner Jay King, and actor Levar Burton. She has been invited to speak at numerous events and activities including her former Alma mater, Loretto High School.  Mina is married, mother of 5 children and has 2 grandchildren.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PROM DRESS GIVEAWAY

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Through the efforts of Lulus.com, Quota International of Oroville and concerned parents and grandparents, the Vida de Oro Foundation has been gifted over 600 prom dresses, which will be given away on February 9, 2019, to high schoolers from low income families.  See below for details.

The Sacramento Taco Festival

The Sacramento Taco Festival

Now on its 6th year, The Sacramento Taco Festival has become a staple event in Northern California.

Find out more HERE

The Fall Street Faire and Blues Festival

The Fall Street Faire and Blues Festival.

In 2018 we held our first Fall Street Faire only to learn that there is a huge need for a Blues Festival, which is what is being planned for 2019.

Find Out more HERE

PROM DRESS GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Prom Dress:

Must be a High School Student;

Must meet your High School's standards to participate in school events or activities;

Must be from a low-income family;

Must obtain approval from parent/guardian; and,

Must know School Dress Code.

SIGN UP AT SCHOOL

Members of the Vida de Oro Foundation will be visiting several high school campuses to sign up interested students.  A schedule will be posted soon.

SIGN UP ONLINE

Can't sign up at your school?  Not a problem.  Send us an email to vida@vidadeoro.com and we'll sign you digitally.  Or, call us at (916) 914-4623.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

We will have over 600 prom dresses that we are giving away absolutely free to eligible high schoolers.  NO CATCH!  The dresses come in different sizes, designs, and colors.  We will have numerous volunteers to assist in selecting and making a decision.

WHEN AND WHERE

The dress giveaway will happen on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the U-HAUL Medimer Building, 3979 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA.  Additional dates may be added if necessary.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:

LULU'S at lulus.com

Quota International of Oroville

U-HAUL

Become a Contributing Member of the vida de oro foundation

All Donations must go through the Vida de Oro Foundation

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, call us so we can get to know you today!

We are available to you each week.  And, if we don't answer the phone right away, text us.

Vida de Oro Foundation

MAIL ONLY - 2213 Del Paso Blvd., #149, Sacramento, CA 95815, US

(916) 914-4623

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed