We provide access to 21st Century tools and funding.
Natik confronts the education and economic disparities of marginalized Mayan communities by funding and advising grassroots organizations.
Funding scholars. Creating Mentors.
Natik provides funding for study stipends and tutoring programs in Solalá, Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico. Education is the time-honored way for individuals to transform their lives and be agents of change within their communities.
Creating Economic Opportunities
Natik has partnered with Mujeres Sembrando la Vida since 2011. MSV is a Mayan artisan cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico that creates clothing and home decor using intricate weaving and embroidery techniques passed down for centuries.
Natik provides resources and funding for viable entrepreneurial models that include fair and equitable working conditions.
Natik Funds Traveling Library
2019 marks Natik's eleventh year providing funding for Puerta Abierta Traveling Library. The traveling library visits 8 primary schools, 5 teen reading circles and one senior center in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. Over 900 children and adults gain access to books and art supplies each week.
TACKLING EDUCATIONAL & ECONOMIC DISPARITIES
Natik goes beyond
At Natik, we believe in the power of mentoring leaders. We build long-term relationships with our Partners and work collaboratively to help them to realize their community-informed goals. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
NATIK PROVIDES GRANTS
We’re a small, but mighty organization.
Natik believes in a world where even the most marginalized populations have the necessary tools to transform themselves and their communities from within.
NATIK FUNDS ADDITION
Yo'onik Learning Center in Chiapas, Mexico offers academic tutoring and educational opportunities to 100+ Mayan children, teens, and their families. The center has become a hub for the community.
Since 2012, Natik has provided $33,000 in funding. We are currently fundraising to add a second floor to the center to house meeting, office and commercial space for Mujeres Sembrando La Vida, a 60-woman artisan collective that is also a Natik partner.
Our campaign in the summer of 2018 raised over $10,000. Help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 to complete the second floor!
NEW PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Natik & ANADESA
Natik is pleased to share that we have become a fiscal sponsor for ANADESA, a community center in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. ANADESA offers education, agriculture and sustainable economic development programs. 85 children are tutored at the center every week. ANADESA began an artisan collective of eighteen talented women, creating jewelry and all-natural shampoo. Having meaningful work not only allows families resources for the most basic of necessities, it allows local artisan techniques to live on and thrive.