La Montaña Fund

Our Mission

To support rural community

development in the Department of

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

through art, education,

health, and literacy

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Communities Building Their Own Future

We Help Them Get There


La Montaña Fund is a United States 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed by past students of the Mountain School as a way to give back to the wonderful people who extended gracious hospitality and shared their lives with us during our stays at the school.

We have all experienced the incredible hospitality of the families of The Mountain School and deeply felt the adage that those with the least are often the most generous. Let’s complete the circle and give back. Your gift will significantly improve their access to education, art, and health.



We believe education can change the realities many people in Guatemala have lived with for generations.

Only 5% of teenagers in this part of Guatemala graduate high school – the communities around the Mountain School are determined to change that for their children.

Our Young Leaders Scholarship Program involves the parents and includes leadership training for the teens – essential components for helping these teens succeed!

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Community Projects

The communities work collaboratively to determine their priorities and plan projects. We are there to offer financial support when we can. While the Young Leaders Scholarship Program is our top priority, we have helped in other ways.

Projects we’ve supported in past 12 years

  • Installing electricity in Fátima
  • Bringing water to each house in Fátima
  • Building a Community Library
  • Building a Health Clinic

Ongoing Projects

We keep projects running throughout the year.
Arte en el Campo is free weekly music and art program for children.

The Community Health Clinic provides basic services and medicines.

A library offers homework help, computers with internet access, meeting space and shelves of books to enjoy.

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You Can Help

PROMOTE – Help keep the School full and the community employed – spread the word about the uniquely wonderful experience of The Mountain School
    Post a review on Google
    Comment on Facebook
    Post on Instagram

DONATE – You choose which project you want to support.
Celebrate a special occasion with a gift in someone’s name. We’ll send them a Guatemalan card with your message inside.
Launch a fundraiser on Facebook

La Montaña Fund qualifies for Employer matching fund donations. If you work at one of these firms you can double your impact – it’s usually a very simple process. Send the employer’s forms to the address below and we will take care of the rest.

La Montaña Fund Board Members
Darryl Robbins, President
Ed Scott, Secretary
Michele Seipp, Treasurer
Amelia Cutten, Board Member
Candace Wilson, Board Member
Erin Papa, Board Member

La Montaña Fund
906 McIntire St.
Boulder, CO 80303
EIN: 47-2185144