MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are U.S. tax-deductible.
If you prefer to donate by mail, please make check payable to Maya Educational Foundation and send to:
Maya Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1483
Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA 
Or call us at:
Tel. (508) 349-1330
The Maya Educational Foundation supports the educational and professional advancement of the Maya people and neighboring indigenous cultures in southern Mexico, Belize and Central America, and sustains programs that foster study, preservation and understanding of those cultures.


Entre Ríos
Asociación DARE (Docentes en Acción Educativa Rural) was established by former Guatemalan refugees who lived in camps in Mexico and returned in the mid-1990s to Guatemala, settling in the remote Entre Ríos region in Petén. They are determined to improve education for the young people in the area. The Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation helped this region with the creation of a middle school and, along with MEF, supports a number of scholarships and teacher supplements. 

Students from Instituto Mixto de Educación Básica por Cooperación “Flavia Robinson”

For 2016, MEF received a grant from the DADF to secure safe housing for students who attend high school in Sayaxche, and for starting to create a private high school in the region. Despite years of great efforts on part of the teachers and parents, the Guatemalan Ministry of Education did not yet answer the calls for establishing a high school in Entre Ríos.

Now, with this grant to MEF for Entre Rios, the children there can look forward to a better future where families don't have to sell their land to be able to send their children to school, especially at the high school and university levels.

Maya Educational Foundation • P.O. Box 1483 • Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA
Tel. (508) 349-1330 • Fax (508) 349-0252 •