The Vida de Oro Foundation


Welcome to the Vida de Oro Foundation

Welcome to the Vida de Oro Foundation

Welcome to the Vida de Oro FoundationWelcome to the Vida de Oro FoundationWelcome to the Vida de Oro Foundation

  • Our Mission is to Promote the Arts and Enhance the Community.

Who We Are...




Through the support of and Quota International of Oroville, the Vida de Oro Foundation was gifted over 600 prom dresses 2018, of which over 500 were given away.  In 2020 we will be receiving over 1,500 dresses, some shoes, and some male items, all of which be given away on February 8, 2020.

The Sacramento Taco Festival

The Sacramento Taco Festival

Now on its 7th year, The Sacramento Taco Festival has become a staple event in Northern California.  This year we are combining it with the Fall Festival, so you get two festivals in one.  Be sure to join us. It is planned for Sunday October 4, 2020.

The Fall Folk Art Fair


For 2020, we have combined thisfun event with the Sacramento Taco Festival...from Bratwursts to Tacos, From German Beer to Mexican Beers. and from taco eating contests to pie eating contests...Absolute Fun!  October 4, 2020.



Send us an email to and we'll sign you up digitally.  Or, call us at (916) 914-4623.


We will have over 1,500 prom dresses that are being given away absolutely free to 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.


The dress giveaway will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the John J Cairns Continuation School, 290 Harvard Ave., Lindsay California. 


Quota International of Oroville


Valley Health Options

Councilmember Allen Warren, District 2

Lindsay Chamber of Commerce

BLVD Memories Magazine

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.

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


Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed