Sustaining Communities

Support a student or school trip

Click on the JustGive panel and write in the person or trip you would like to make a donation for.

Youth Arts Program fund

The arts program, located in the recently completed Zoelimax Foundation Community Center in Goyena, emphasizes social and cultural education, with a focus on cultural identity, creative thinking, entrepreneurship, youth counseling and skill building. The program incorporates a youth-oriented human capacity program focusing on gender equality and identity, leadership and civic engagement.

A $100 gift purchases arts supplies for 8 classes over one month

Student Scholarship fund

Originally funded by a group of MCDS families, this program serves students in high school and 4-year technical colleges. Students agree to maintain an above 80% GPA, and take on community responsibilities including classroom support, mentoring and tutoring of non-scholarship students. The program sets an example for other youth, and is a new opportunity for rural students. It creates a route to successfully complete school and opens the door to employment opportunity.

A scholarship is $40 a month or $480 a year

Community library fund

The community library, located in the recently completed Zoelimax Foundation Community Center in Goyena, provides access to books and reading support for children grades K-11. This program is open to all primary and secondary grades, more than 330 students, five afternoons per week after school.

A $50 gift will help purchase Spanish language books for the library


For the price of a ticket to Six Flags you can provide a family with a sustaining donation of chickens that will provide eggs for their diet and for their income.

A $60 gift will provide 6 chickens for a family.

Food security seed fund

Food security is a fundamental goal of our adult program. The Environmental education and sustainable farming program is a 3 step program of training, food production and economic development. The program goals are to empower, educate and train the population to be the agents of their own transformation and, to understand their environment as a sustainable resource and as a support system for their own health and economic vitality, rather than a source of raw materials. Families learn to develop their own food resources and create a local, agriculture based economy while sustaining the environment that in turn supports these activities.

A $100 gift will provide seed stocks to a family for a year

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