Let’s create opportunities for students in need

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We are a Guatemalan-American non-profit foundation leveraging education + business to empower the native people of Guatemala. 

Students on Scholarship
Students in Need
Redefining Education

Students who complete our program leave ready to lead.

It takes $200 a month to educate a child at Colegio Mesoamericano. Your donation can help Colegio Mesoamericano students immediately, while making a difference that can last for generations.

What your donation provides:

tuition x fees


one meal a day


books x supplies




school activities


What do we look for in a Kid? (GENI)

To ensure your contributions reach students in need, we’ve established GENI, which stands for Grit, Emotional Intelligence, Need, and Intelligence Quotient. We are committed to these principles.


It reflects determination and resilience; This characteristic enables students to persist through adversity, making them better equipped to seize the opportunities presented to them.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Students with a reasonable EQ can adapt to changes, integrate better into our system, navigate challenges, and build meaningful relationships.


Getting to know the families’ needs helps us share resources fairly and effectively. It also lets us understand the students’ challenges better so we can support them properly.

Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

IQ can indicate a person’s ability to solve problems and understand complex concepts. It’s often used to predict academic success and potential in various professions.

Sara Beatriz Vicente Gomez

Scholarship Coordinator

Meet Sara

Sara, a psychology major and former Meso scholarship student, regularly meets with our students, working alongside their teachers and parents, to support their well-being and ensure they meet our scholarship criteria. Our bi-monthly challenges, part of the Indigo program, focus on personal growth and emotional health. In their final year, we also assist students with applications for post-graduation scholarships and opportunities.

Questions we often get:

Can I learn more about the school?

You can learn more about Colegio Mesoamericano here.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Absolutely! Meso Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which makes your donation tax-deductible. You will receive the appropriate tax form at the end of the tax year.

Where does my donation go?

EVERY cent you donate is used solely for the students’ education—none of it goes to admin costs. Your support is fully invested in our students’ learning and success.

What updates would I get?

As a donor to our General Fund scholarship, here’s what you’ll get:

  • A newsletter every two months packed with uplifting stories and the latest news.
  • An invite to our exclusive Facebook group, where you’ll get special updates and behind-the-scenes looks at our school’s work.
  • An annual report that shows how your donations have made a difference, including how many students you’ve helped and the good your support is doing.

Do I get to pick who I sponsor?

As a General Fund scholarship donor, your generous gift helps a group of students without individual sponsors.

Is there an ongoing commitment?

Not at all, there’s no ongoing commitment required. Whether you make a one-time gift or more, we appreciate your support. Every bit helps, and your contribution makes a real difference in our students’ lives.

Can I visit the school?

We’re excited at the thought of you visiting! If you’re heading to Guatemala, drop us a line. We’d be happy to suggest some must-see spots and set up a tour of our school so you can see our work firsthand.

Just a heads-up, our school year runs from January 15th to October 15th. If you come outside these months, we can still show you around, but the students will be on break so you won’t get to meet them.

How can I get more involved?

There are several ways to get involved beyond just donating money. You can become a virtual volunteer, give your time and energy, and help us spread our story by following and sharing on social media.

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Redefining Humanitarian Work

At Meso, we’re committed to creating enduring change by investing in educational and business initiatives with lasting impacts for everyone involved.

For more details about our projects or if you’re considering visiting us in Guatemala, feel free to get in touch. Your support and commitment to our mission and cause are greatly appreciated.

Contact Us

Project Indigo

Our comprehensive curriculum dedicated to nurturing emotional and psychological well-being.

Meso Eats

Our school cafeteria committed to providing nutritious meals for the well-being of students and teachers.

Meso Trading

Opening soon in Antigua, Guatemala: Our first store! That will support the Meso Foundation and increase local awareness.


Our creative agency that funds our foundation's mission and crafts its marketing.