Foundation Mission

The Vision 57 Foundation’s mission is to utilize the Fruit of the Vine- Vitis Vinifera, to support global and domestic initiatives that bridge culture, empower people and provide hope to humanity.

For over 15 years Black Hawk Imports has donated a portion of proceeds from ”The Fruit of The Vine” via the Vision 57 Foundation. Peter Morales remains committed to global humanitarian support.

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Deep Rooted Tradition

Vision 57 Foundation has supported global education, culture and the arts for almost 2 decades. Some of the initiatives included grape farm school development, featuring global educational exchange programs between Rutgers University, Lehigh University, peer institutions and educators in post- apartheid South Africa.

A notable program was the heralded Wine-for-Literacy program, which involved the utilization of empty import wine containers returned to the Cape Winelands filled with books, computers, furniture and other educational materials.

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Social Responsibility

Chairman of V57 foundation Peter Morales accepts the Rutgers University Vision of Excellence award from US Consulate General , Valli Moosa

According to Foundation Chairman Peter Morales, “I firmly believe that it is our corporate responsibility to reinvest in the global communities with which we trade, while simultaneously supporting our local communities.”

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About the Vision 57 Foundation

The Vision 57 Foundation is a New York-registered 501 (c) 3, and the charitable arm of New York-based Black Hawk Imports. The organization mission for over 15 years, is to utilize the “Fruit of the vine” to support domestic and global educational and cultural initiatives in communities where the company trades. V57 collaborated in the past, with Rutgers University of NJ and Lehigh University of PA to support teacher student exchange programs at the Cape of Good Hope. Initiatives included sustainability and seed planting initiatives and providing school supplies and financial support to beneficiary farm schools in post- apartheid South Africa. One of its most noted initiatives was the Wine-for-Literacy program, where shipping containers used to import South African wines into the U.S. were returned to South Africa’s Cape Winelands filled with books furniture and other educational materials.