We provide support and education for at-risk children, providing the tools to create meaningful change in their own lives and in their communities.

Our Story

The Vallarta Abuelos are a group of Mexicans and expats in Puerto Vallarta who create and support educational and cultural projects for at-risk children. Most of these low-income kids live with grandmother or single working mom.

The Vallarta Abuelos was founded in December of 2018 when we learned that ‘Santa’ wouldn’t be visiting many of our little neighbors. “My mother told me that all we can expect for Christmas this year is a cake. No gifts or new clothes” said ten-year old Victor dejectedly. Like many other children on our community, Victor lives with his single-mom and plays on the street while she is at work cleaning hotel rooms.

Since 2018, Vallarta Abuelos has developed a educational program that serves 800 children in Col. 5 de Diciembre and adjacent neighborhoods. These children receive Christmas gifts, bikes, plus school bags and supplies.

Selected children are sponsored by an expat ‘abuelo’ or ‘abuela’ who meets special needs and covers educational expenses. Currently, twelve outstanding teens participate in a year-long scholarship program that develops leadership and job skills.

Our ‘Safe House’ offers a safe alternative for the streets, where for children can study, play, eat, watch tv, and hang out.

During the 2020 CoronaVirus pandemic, the Vallarta Abuelos organized and distributed generous bags of food that contained staples, meat, fresh vegetables, milk and eggs to 7,000 people.

The Vallarta Abuelos was created under the auspices of DFW International Community Alliance, a US 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be provided upon request.

What we do

School Bag Project
Scholarship Program
Educational Programs
International Cooking Classes

(our fundraisers)

Cultural Tour of Vallarta Artisans

(our fundraisers)

Despensa Food Program
Christmas Toys from Santa
Our Partners

We rely on the generosity of foundations, and corporate partners to fund our programs.

The Children

The Vallarta Abuelos are a project of the 501c3 nonprofit founded in the United States in 1995 under the name ‘DFW International Community Alliance’.    Our EIN number is 75-2905446.  You can make a donation through the box below, or by check to our US bank account.  Should you need additional information, please contact us at VallartaAbuelos@outlook.com

Thank you for your generous support!

If you can donate  thank you very much. We are eager to make children happy.

You may contribute through PayPal to VallartaAbuelos.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

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1261 Bolivia, Col. 5 de Diciembre Puerto Vallarta, CP 48290, Jalisco, México.

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