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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 Sponsor Handbook 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

The women in our Adult Literacy program are incredible role models and we need your help to provide them not just with classes, resources, trainings and supplies, but also the motivation, inspiration and bond of love that mother sponsorship creates. Learn more about sponsoring a mother here.

Making a Difference

When people choose to be sponsors, they do so for their own special reasons, and each sponsor makes a measurable impact in a student's life. Watch the video below to learn more about the impact of being a sponsor.

Children line up at Safe Passage in Guatemala

Current Sponsors: Questions, Concerns, Inquiries

First, read our current Sponsor Handbook. If you still have questions, please email us directly at We appreciate your continued support and encouragement! You may also call our Antigua, Guatemala Sponsorship team at (207) 245-1091.

Are you Ready to Sign up or Need to Request Additional Information?

If you are ready to sign up as a sponsor, please contact Mariah Healy, our US Sponsorship & Outreach Coordinator, via email at or call our US office at (207) 846-1188. We encourage you to read our Sponsorship Handbook to get a better idea of the specifics of our program, and what you may expect from us throughout the process.

To apply with online credit card payment, please click here.

To apply with payment by ACH (automatic account withdrawal), check, or credit by phone, or to have us contact you, please 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 by making a donation through our secure website. To enroll by phone, call our US office at (207) 846-1188.

Possibilities for Giving Are Endless

If you are unsure about which giving avenue is best suited to your needs, we encourage you to view our Ways to Give page which offers information about Planned Giving, Corporate Sponsorship and more!