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Sponsor Impact

Sponsors are vital partners in our mission to foster dignity and create opportunity through the power of education

Sponsors provide financial support to offset program costs and encouragement and love to help our students succeed.

Sponsor a child at Safe Passage Sponsor a mother at Safe Passage

You have the ability to make an important impact in the life of a child or mother at Safe Passage, helping us to further our mission to create opportunity and hope through the power of education.

If you have questions while reviewing this information, please feel free to take a look at our FAQ's or, if you would like to know something more specific, contact us directly. From the families and staff of Safe Passage, we sincerely thank you for your support, encouragement, and generosity.

Two Safe Passage Children

Child Sponsorship

Our students refer to their sponsors as padrinos, or godparents. Ranging in age from 2 to 21, our students look to their sponsors as mentors and take comfort knowing that someone is invested in their well-being. 

The Sponsorship Team organizes two program-wide communications to sponsors each year, and also helps students to respond individually to the letters they receive. We encourage you to grow the relationship with your sponsor child by sharing a photo of your own family, sending cards to commemorate special occasions, or even visiting Guatemala to get to know him or her in person!

We offer two levels of sponsorship:

  • Shared sponsorship - $50 per month
  • Sole sponsorship - $200 per month

*Children may have up to 4 sponsors who share the cost of a child’s program participation. Sole sponsors provide for a child’s full needs and are that student’s only sponsor. 

Sponsorship Level

Monthly Cost

 Benefits of Sponsorship

Shared Sponsorship


Two communications each year

Translation of all correspondence

Opportunity for a long-term cross-cultural relationship

Sole Sponsorship


Two communications each year

Translation of all correspondence

Opportunity for a long-term cross-cultural relationship

Additional photos and updates throughout the year

Mother Sponsorship







Watch the video below to learn more about the impact of being a sponsor.

Children line up at Safe Passage in Guatemala

Current Sponsor With a Question?

First, read our Sponsorship FAQs (or Download as a PDF). If you still have questions, please email us directly at We appreciate your continued support and encouragement!

Sign up or Request Additional Information

If you are ready to sign up as a sponsor, please contact Rachel Schmitz Katyl, our US Sponsorship Liaison, via email at or call our US office at (207) 846-1188. 

To apply for sponsorship with online credit card payment, click here.

To apply for sponsorship with payment by ACH, check, or credit by phone, click here.

Not sure if sponsorship is right for you? Continue reading to learn about other ways to support Safe Passage.

Other Ways to Give

Safe Passage Partners

Safe Passage Partners offer ongoing support to help us offer a variety of programs day after day to families in the poorest areas of Guatemala City.  Partners choose the amount of their monthly, quarterly, or annually recurring gift (we suggest a $10/month minimum).  Safe Passage Partnership is a great option for individuals who wish to sustain our work for the benefit of all participants and are not seeking the one-to-one relationship facilitated by sponsorship. Click here to enroll. To enroll by phone call our US office at 207-846-1188.