It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of ACE Prime before. After all, the young cigar company was just founded in 2019. They are certainly making a name for themselves, though, launching the ACE Prime Foundation to help the very people crafting their cigars.
This new foundation would be focused on the people of Nicaragua, particularly in Jalapa, where ACE Prime (and many others) make their cigars. Jalapa’s popularity in the cigar industry has allowed its economy to thrive, but a shocking number of people are being left behind in poverty. That’s where the ACE Prime Foundation comes in.
They’re teaming up with Exodus Road, an organization that coordinates with the U.S. State Department, to make their lofty goals a reality. Such goals include raising $50,000 for food, building a day care for children with special needs, and other long-term solutions to help those in need. The ACE Prime Foundation also looks to improve the lives of cigar industry workers by developing new, more sustainable practices.
If this sounds like the kind of cause you can get behind, there’s good news—you can! Donations are being accepted now, just visit the emergency relief page to make your contribution. ACE Prime will be matching the donations of up to $25,000 until the initial goal is reached. Even after the goal is reached, the work isn’t over. The foundation has other long-term ideas to implement throughout the year, which is welcome news to many struggling Nicaraguans in the cigar industry.