Below you’ll find Frequently Asked Questions regarding Mayan Families, donating and getting involved. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to help you out! If you have specific questions about our Education programs or student sponsorships please email email@example.com.
About Mayan Families
You can donate by credit card here, or by check, sending it to Mayan Families, PO Box 352, Slatersville, RI 02876 or via wire transfer (please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for transfer details). If you have questions about donation methods, please email email@example.com.
Yes, you should receive a receipt of your donation shortly after it has been received by Mayan Families. If you require an additional receipt or would like an annual donation summary please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We work to deliver all donations within a month of their being received, occasionally delivery can take longer due to unforeseen circumstances. We update the SmugMug profile of your sponsored students with delivery photos within two weeks of donation being delivered, please check in regularly. If you have a question about a specific donation please email us at email@example.com
Amigos Mayan Families
Amigos Mayan Families is our legally-registered organization in Guatemala, which allows us to work in Guatemala respecting all Guatemalan laws, tax responsibilities, and structures.
The two organizations work collaboratively within a legally-binding partnership agreement that assures transparency and mutual oversight. The organizations share an Executive Director and have an overlap of 3 board members, including the treasurer, to maintain healthy communication, transparency, and collaboration. Regular audits and financial reports are required of both organizations, and both work in full compliance with the laws of their specific jurisdictions.
Mayan Families employs a small handful of our international staff/interns and AMF employs all Guatemalan citizens and residents, which is the vast majority of our staff. Our Executive Director is a legal employee of Mayan Families and the legal representative of Amigos Mayan Families.
AMF knows that our staff are our greatest asset, and that good community work is dependent on the leadership, brilliance, and knowledge of our indigenous team. We pay fair, legal wages and adhere to strict labor laws which provide generous bonuses, health insurance, and labor protection for our local team.
Yes, AMF is a legally registered nonprofit association in Guatemala, and accepts donations and grants in accordance with Guatemalan and accepts donations and grants in accordance with Guatemalan laws.