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Remember MTF in Your Plans

Please consider making Mission Teaching Foundation the beneficiary of your IRA. Because of our non-profit status, MTF is able to receive your IRA tax-free. If money is given to individual recipients it is taxed. Also, please consider making MTF one of the beneficiaries of your will or trust. Along with your children, grandchildren, friends, parish and other charities, please remember the children of Chiapas and include MTF. Estate planning is a great way to contribute more money in a time when it is difficult to give a lot.

Our legal name is "Mission Teaching Foundation." Our ID number (EIN) is 95-4608116.
Our official mailing address is

Mission Teaching Foundation
P. O. Box 29
Carmichael, CA 95609-0029

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To make direct donations

There are a variety of ways in which Mission Teaching Foundation (MTF) is partnering with Yashalúm de Santiago Apóstle, a self-help civil association, to help the Mayan indigenous people of Chiapas work towards a better future. The main focus is on the sponsorship programs, which are currently giving monthly scholarships to over 250 junior high, high school and college students. Their youth is eager to learn, so much so that not all applications for scholarships can be supported.

Your help will give another young Mayan a chance for a better future. To become a sponsor click on the following PDF.

There are two Student Sponsorship programs available for your consideration:

1 High School Students at $ 25.00 per month,
or $ 300.00 for a full year.
2 College Students at $ 100.00 per month,
or $ 1,200.00 for a full year.

Click here to access and print a pledge form containing further instructions.

How have funds helped Yashalúm


Yashalum has been supporting the work of the Mayan midwives over the past several years. The first impetus for the project came through Global Pediatric Alliance in Oakland, CA.  Their representative in Chiapas, Alejandra Alvarez, has been working closely with Yashalum to contact the midwives in the area to give them a sense of appreciation for their vital role in the communities, offer workshops for improving techniques and establish relationships with the medical professionals in the region. Yashalum sees the program as a significant way to lower the high infant mortality rate and offer pregnant women dignified care while respecting the dictates of the Mayan culture.

The Enhanced Stove project is yet another way in which MTF is helping the indigenous of Chiapas. Not only do these solid, concrete stoves provide better health conditions for the families through smoke-free kitchens, but also help in the conservation of surrounding forests by the efficient way in which wood is burned.


We are hoping to build two new dorms on higher, firmer ground with proper foundations that would someday hold a second story. The total cost would be USD $25,000. We already have $5,000 in donated material and $8,200 in cash.
However we still need $11,800 more to get the job done.
Yes, I would like to help with the new dorms for Casa Santa Maria.
Printable PDF: Form

  Volunteer Opportunities! Since the Mission Teaching Foundation is an all-volunteer organization, we are always looking for friends who are willing to pitch in and help, sharing both their time and their talents.
Most Urgent Need
A person or a group of people to work on designing our MTF Newsletters. We provide the text and photos; you make it look good!
Ongoing Needs:
Translators: English/Spanish, for correspondence between our students and sponsors.

To volunteer or for more information, click here to send us an email.

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