Friends of San Lucas

A nonprofit organization

$2,638 raised by 32 donors

53% complete

$5,000 Goal

Thousands of families in Guatemala depend on your donations for access to healthcare, housing, and education.

Friends of San Lucas supports development in San Lucas Tolimán and the surrounding communities in Guatemala. We work through a locally-based organization: the San Lucas Mission. The Mission runs seven programs, including:

  • Education: The Mission School provides quality, Montessori-style instruction for over 600 students. All students receive scholarships.
  • Coffee: Café Juan Ana supports small growers and compensates them at above-market rates. This Direct Trade Program supports families and strengthens communities by providing a dependable income for their best coffee.
  • Construction: The Mission builds block, wood, and hybrid (a combination of block and wood) homes that impact families for generations. Each year the Mission builds 80 or more units of housing and over 400 fuel-efficient stoves.
  • Charity: This program provides monthly assistance for those identified as having the greatest need, including the elderly, disabled, and widows. During Covid, the Charity Program is providing emergency food support to families in need.
  • Women’s Center: This program promotes women’s advancement through classes and workshops. At the Women's Center, participants have a place to sell crafts and earn their own income. It also provides a safe space for women to gather and find community.
  • Healthcare: The Mission Hospital and Health Promoter Program serves more than 20,000 people per year on a pay-what-you can basis.
  • Visitors: In 2019, more than 1,200 people visited San Lucas to learn, build relationships, and experience the culture. 

These programs touch the lives of 25,000 Guatemalans each year. Almost all of the support for the Mission comes from contributions from donors like you. This work is made possible by more than 100 employees in Guatemala, working tirelessly for the common good. 

This year, all donation for Give to the Max Day, will be directed towards the "Walk Fundraiser," which benefits all of the Mission's programs and aims to sustain the Mission's life-changing work for the next fifty years. With a donation of $300 or more, you will be recognized as a "Walk Sponsor." To learn more about the "Walk Fundraiser," visit

On behalf of the people of San Lucas Toliman, thank you for your life-changing generosity.

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Organization name

Friends of San Lucas

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Economic Development

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BIPOC Serving


EAGAN, MN 55122



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