Filantropis ONG


Our work in Guatemala started with supporting students to be the first in their families to complete middle school. Those same students are now the university graduates and entrepreneurs who are the founders and leaders of Filantropis ONG. Filantropis opens opportunities for Mayan youth to have access to higher education and to gain training in social entrepreneurship, providing the spark to form a new generation of changemakers in Chajul and beyond.


Click through the years to read about the history of our work in Guatemala!

We initiated a partnership with Limitless Horizons Ixil to develop a local organization that focused on creating opportunities for the women and youth of Chajul.

:Four women stand smiling at the camera with their arms linked. They are wearing a mix of traditional embroidered clothing and "modern" fashion like cardigans and blazers

The first cohort of Philanthropiece Scholars entered the program, realizing a dream to attend university and to become professionals in their communities.

:Seven people stand in a line with their arms linked around each other. The one in the middle is holding up a peace sign, and everyone is smiling

A total of 17 inspired Mayan youth in Chajul were actively pursuing their degrees and had created 5 community projects.

:A man stands in front of a white folding table displaying dirt, woven sacks, a basket, and a head of lettuce.

The community project program was converted into the Social Enterprise Cultivation program.

A dozen of people stand on a cobblestone road holding a banner that says "Filantropis. Formando Agentes de Cambio."

We co-founded the Guatemalan association, Filantropis ONG, with the vision to create positive social change through the training of local changemakers.

:Two women stand outside in lavender graduation gowns holding their diplomas

Two Scholars from the initial cohort, Josefina and Dominga, graduated with their university degrees in Social Work.

:Six people stand in a line with their arms linked. They are wearing matching blue Filantropis t-shirts.

Filantropis is operating as an impactful, sustainable association, fully staffed by alumni of the programs!

Current Programs in Guatemala

Filantropis Scholars

We believe that education is essential for social change to take place. This program integrates access to university studies with holistic personal and professional development. We provide Filantropis Scholars with training, skill building and the tools needed to succeed in any professional environment, and we empower them to consider themselves as agents of change in their own communities.

Social Entrepreneurship Cultivator

Our social entrepreneurship cultivator program supports the incubation of ideas with the potential of turning into long-term projects that achieve a social impact, generate employment, and create economic sustainability for families, the community, and our civil association.


Calle Principal de Chajul

Canton Ilom, Chajul

Quiche, Guatemala

Tele: +502-3341-6470

Email: [email protected]

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Click on the photo above to meet Filantropis association’s  scholars and entrepreneurs…a new generation of changemakers in Guatemala!

Learn more about the incredible impact of Mayan changemakers in Guatemala!

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