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.


Sna Jtz'ibajom (House of the Writer)

This writers’ group in San Cristóbal de Las Casas has fought for almost 29 years for the preservation of Maya culture and promotion of literacy. The group’s members have produced many plays and performances, written books, grammar and language manuals, taught literacy and indigenous language courses, and carried out video and radio projects.  

Sna Jtz'ibajom students

MEF launched a university scholarship program with Sna Jtz’ibajom in 1998. It has seen over 25 students graduate and currently supports 20 students in a variety of disciplines, including agronomy, physical education, communications, anthropology, law and nursing.

MEF also provides funding for indigenous language courses in Tzeltal and Tzotzil-speaking communities in Chiapas, enabling Maya children and adults to read and write in their own languages. Hundreds of children and adults have participated in and graduated from these courses. 

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