COVID-19 RELIEF FUND - Salsa Cruise

Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

This pandemic has certainly hit home for me and the #SALSAFAM community.” Says Myrna Franceschis founder of the Salsa Cruise and Jason Beukema founder and creator of Whet Travel, and Whet Foundation. “We’ve heard stories of hardship from people coming down with serious complications from the virus, parents, family and or friends who have been lost, nurses and doctors still working and risking their lives every day without proper protective gear and obviously many jobs lost. We must do something to help. And this grass roots effort will provide some relief for those sorely in need right now. We urge anyone experiencing a hardship to apply for a grant from the Relief Fund and we will do everything we can to help.


Saturday April 25, 2020


What’s important during this time is supporting people who need help and keeping the positive vibes high to get through this together.


Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund. Whet Foundation is a 501c3 started 8 years ago and all donations are tax deductible. Whet Foundation, Salsa Cruise, and Whet Travel are utilizing all of our resources and relationships developed over the last 21 years to raise much needed funds for those in need.


You can apply for a relief fund grant or make a donation by filling out the grant application or the donation form below.


Anyone experiencing hardship can apply for a Grant. Artists are current past and future #SalsaFam coming together to support a transparent and legit cause with 100% of every dollar donated going to support those affected.


Salsa Cruise Twitch will be the main hub for music and donations and will be collected on this site. This will also be on Salsa Cruise Facebook page and planning to go live on artist, media and partner pages to generate more exposure and get the community more involved.


How will my donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund be used?

The Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund will ease the financial burden of artists experiencing hardships, “Captains” who have sailed with Whet Travel, health workers keeping us safe, former employees, contractors, and partner companies that have laid off employees, and that of our extended friends and family. The COVID-19 Relief Fund provides tax-free funds for any number of hardships; including unanticipated healthcare costs, rent or mortgage payments, utility expenses, food, medicine, and other necessities. Anyone experiencing hardships during this pandemic are able to apply for the grant program application directly on the Salsa Cruise website. 

Is my donation tax deductible?


How can I help get the word out?

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, you will receive a tax receipt. If you do not receive your tax receipt or you misplace it, please contact for another copy.

Are online donations secure?

Yes, your security is important to us. We follow industry best practices to ensure your personal and credit card information is kept private and secure.