Tequila Don Julio Fund Provides Up To $ 100,000 In Small Business Grants To Celebrate Next Generation Of Donations And Doñas


As part of the grant program, the Tequila Don Julio Fund is partnering with Rhuigi Villaseñor, founder and creative director of the luxury ready-to-wear brand Rhude, who has shown exceptional dedication to his profession as fashion designer, just like Don Julio. González led a life dedicated to making tequila. Rhuigi is committed to mentoring newcomers to the industry. It will therefore not only encourage entrepreneurs to apply for the program, but it will also offer a mentoring session to selected grant recipients.

“My journey was made possible by the dedication and passion I had for fashion design, and every step taken was always a moment to celebrate,” said Rhuigi Villaseñor. “I am thrilled with this opportunity to team up with the Tequila Don Julio Fund to support the next generation of Hispanic entrepreneurs to help them achieve their business goals and look forward to celebrating their milestones with Tequila Don Julio.”

The Tequila Don Julio Fund is also proud to partner with ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) for the selection, distribution and support of grant recipients through membership in its organization. ALPFA’s mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation. ALPFA, Inc. is an IRS 501 (c) (3) organization.

Starting today, entrepreneurs can apply at www.DonsAndDonas.com for the chance to take their business to the next level. Up to five qualified entrepreneurs who have demonstrated dedication to their craft will receive the following awards through the Tequila Don Julio Fund:

  • Business financing: A $ 20,000 grant (up to a total of $ 100,000 in grants) to be spent in pursuit of their business objectives.
  • Festive retreat: A weekend getaway to Los Angeles to celebrate alongside Tequila Don Julio and the other fellows, where they can learn more about the history of Don Julio González.
  • National visibility: A one-on-one spotlight on the grant program’s website that showcases their business, in addition to exposure on the brand’s social media channels and ads on digital billboards.
  • Current mentoring: A 5 year ALPFA membership for countless opportunities for individual guidance, networking and business resources.

“Tequila Don Julio was founded out of unprecedented dedication and commitment, traits that can be found in many entrepreneurs,” says Hadley schafer, director of the Tequila Don Julio brand. “We are delighted to carry on the legacy and spirit of Don Julio González by offering dedicated entrepreneurs the same opportunity that was given to our founder almost 80 years ago. We hope to empower this next generation of Dons and Doñas to continue their dedication to their own crafts to achieve their goals.

“As an organization dedicated to impacting the Latino community through the advancement of Latin leadership in the corporate and small business spaces, we find great pleasure in partnering with Tequila Don Julio to bring vision and the dedicated spirit that not only Don Julio González left as his legacy, but the one that many Latinos in the United States and around the world have, ”said Jennifer paulino, director of business development and partnerships at ALPFA. “As the Latin American population increases United States, many will find that entrepreneurship and true devotion are still present not only in the previous Latin American generation, but also in those who are growing up now and those to come. Please join our community as it continues to have the greatest impact on our country’s economy. “

Applications can be submitted now via October 15, 2021, and grant recipients will be announced in early November. For applications, eligibility criteria and restrictions of the grant program, please visit www.DonsandDonas.com.

Learn more about the Tequila Don Julio Fund and our ongoing commitments at DonJulio.com/Fund.

NO FEE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT. American, 25+, small business owner who identifies as Hispanic American. Some companies excluded. The bet must be available. 10/28 & 11/1 AND 11 / 5-7 to receive a grant. Subject to the general conditions on www.DonsandDonas.com.

About Tequila Don Julio
Founded on Don Julio González’s pioneering agricultural principles and his personal quest for perfection, Tequila Don Julio revolutionized the tequila industry and set the standard for ultra-premium tequila. The original luxury tequila of choice in Mexico, Tequila Don Julio uses only the highest caliber, fully ripe and matured blue agave, hand selected from the rich, clayey soils of the Los Altos region of the state of Jalisco. The Tequila Don Julio wallet includes Tequila Don Julio Blanco, Tequila Don Julio Reposado, Tequila Don Julio Añejo, Tequila Don Julio 70, Tequila Don Julio 1942, and the limited edition Tequila Don Julio Primavera. For more information on Tequila Don Julio, please visit www.DonJulio.com.

About ALFA
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. Throughout our 47 year history, we have experienced steady growth and demonstrated consistent value. ALPFA continues to build on its proud heritage with one mission: to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in all sectors of the global economy. Over the past two years, ALPFA has increased its visibility and the value of its members through a digital transformation that helps inspire ambition and increase the impact of the organization and its supporters in the community. An impact that is seen through the funding of scholarships, the educational resources made available and the visibility for its members.

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