The Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund, Inc.
The Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund, Inc. (GTF) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization located in the United States that raises funds and provides logistical support for Ak’ Tenamit and only Ak’ Tenamit. All designated donations made to GTF are directly distributed to Ak’ Tenamit and are tax-deductible. Unlike Ak’ Tenamit, GTF does not coordinate development initiatives but rather ensures that Ak’ Tenamit has the funds to carry out these initiatives.
Ak’ Tenamit (AAT) is non-profit association registered and located in Guatemala as “Asociación Ak’ Tenamit.” Its primary site is located in eastern Guatemala, in the heart of the communities it serves and also has a second administrative office in Guatemala City. AAT receives funding and logistical help from the Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund, a non-profit based the United States.
AAT works closely with Guatemala’s Q’eqchi Maya villages as they work to develop their communities by providing access to education and healthcare and supporting micro-enterprise efforts. As required by the AAT statutes, each member of the Board of Directors is Q’eqchi Maya and is elected by the communities we serve. The Board, which is 50% male and 50% female, is guided by a five-year strategic plan that was drafted and, is modified annually, by a 26-member strategic planning committee composed of Board members, staff, and students.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
President & Legal Rep: Lucas Ché Ical
Vice-President: Magdalena Tec Caal
Treasurer: Angélica Karina Coc Chocoj
Secretary: Sindy Paola Quib Xo
Vocal 1: Walter Amilcar Xol Contreras
Vocal 2: Eleo Alfredo Sánchez Nuñez
Vocal 3: Ricardo Yatz Chub
Vocal 4: Hilda Rosalía Mas Macz
Vocal 5: Miria Lucrecia Tec Coc
President: Graciela Amanda Coy Maas
Secretary: Isir Floridalma Chub Rodriguez
Voice 1: Mario Maquin Tiul
The new Board of Directors is:
- 100% indigenous
- 50% women / 50% men
- 100% representative of the villages Ak’ Tenamit serves
- an average age of 23