We open doors for Guatemalan nonprofits so they can have a greater impact in their communities.

By providing more visibility, transparency, and credibility to Guatemalan nonprofits, we facilitate long-lasting synergies and partnerships that facilitate positive change in Guatemala.

Why Support Guatemala’s Nonprofit Sector?

1 in 2 children

Suffers from chronic malnutrition in Guatemala

2nd highest

Poverty rate in the americas

3.2 years

that indigenous children attend school

3rd highest

in the world in femicide

When Guatemala’s 36 year civil war ended in 1996, the country’s severely weakened institutions were unable to provide satisfactory public services to the broader population.

Today, these inefficient systems continue to affect Guatemalan communities at every level of society. The results include widespread corruption, mass migration, continued discrimination against indigenous populations, chronic child malnutrition, human rights abuses, gang violence, and food insecurity.

In order to fill the gaps that the Government can’t satisfy, the nonprofit sector has exploded to over 15,000 organizations, the majority of whom operate with low visibility, oversight, or transparency.

With so many Guatemalan nonprofits, it is difficult to know which ones to support. This is where Pionero Philanthropy can help. We have organized and verified the data on Guatemala’s nonprofit sector so those looking to support the country can do so with confidence.

We believe that directing support towards Guatemala creates new opportunities on the ground which not only empowers Guatemalans to stay in their own country but benefits Central America as a whole.

Pionero Philanthropy Team

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Harriette Rothwell

Founder & Executive Director

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Zita Tangel

Head of Communications

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Claudia Tum

Data Officer

Board of Directors

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Aury Minchez

Guatemala Team

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Javier Alvarez

Guatemala Team

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Rodrigo Fresse

Guatemala Team

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Adam von Dolle

US Team – Founder

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Pablo Renato Estrada

Guatemala Team

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Jose Alvarez

Guatemala Team

Strategic Advisers

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Irannis Mejías

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Estefania Palomino

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Jarlath O’Hara

Join us in our mission to shed light on the Guatemala’s nonprofit sector. There are several ways to support our organization with different levels of involvement.

Get Involved

Join us in our mission to shed light on the Guatemala’s nonprofit sector. There are several ways to support our organization with different levels of involvement.