Changing the World. One Child at a Time.

Where Your Donation Is Going

Because the Fuente and Newman families underwrite all of the administrative costs of the charity,  when a donation is made – 100% of that donation goes to fund the mission of the project.

Your generosity is important and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Every cent of every dollar donated to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation goes to our cause, delivering consistent improvement upon the lives of families in the Dominican Republic.

$1 = $1


Our Gallery

The community, students and faculty are provided a fun and safe environment. Enjoy our gallery of photos!

Changing the World – One Child at a Time

Amparo de Jesús Payano

We are so proud of the progress of our students. Today, we are putting a very well-deserved spotlight on former student Amparo de Jesús Payano.

Nelson Suarez Collado

We are so proud of the progress of our students every single day at The Cigar Family School. Today, we are putting a very well-deserved spotlight on former student Nelson Suarez Collado. Nelson [...]

Helping Make a Difference


Toast Across America Events

The Toast Across America, which first debuted in 2003, provides a unique opportunity for cigar retailers, customers and employees nationwide to unite for one cause while enjoying specially made cigars. Held each fall, it is the largest fundraiser for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, using special cigar packs to raise money for children and families living in the cigar producing region of the Dominican Republic.

Each year’s Toast Pack is a unique blend made exclusively for the Toast Across America and is only available at select retailers, in limited quantities. The 2014 Toast Pack includes one Fuente Fuente Opus X and one Diamond Crown Julius Caeser rolled in a torpedo shape with a square foot.

Cigar Family Charitable Foundation – Timeline


The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (CFCF) began in


The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation has grown into a 23 Acre complex




The Foundation provides free education to more than 450 students



Our Health Center serves an average of 713 people per month


Over 4,500 clean water filters have been provided to the local community




Previously one of the most violent regions in the Dominican, Banoa's 16 communities have drastically reduced animosity



92% of CFCF graduating students enrolled in the university of their choice


The CFCF Students are Spelling Bee Champions 4 years running




CFCF Students have had the highest grade point averages in regional graduating classes 4 years in a row


Student Spotlight

  • “There are no words to describe how my life has changed. The project changed my life, that of my family and of many communities."

    Jilmy Ruiz
    Jilmy Ruiz Former Student
  • “I’ll volunteer my time, helping other children to realize their dreams as I am."

    Rossy Lebron
    Rossy Lebron Former Student
  • “I am very grateful to God and all the founders of Cigar Family. Your effort is not in vain."

    Nelson Suarez
    Nelson Suarez Former Student

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