Support Friends of the Ixchel Museum

Your gifts and donations are essential to the success of our mission. We are grateful for your interest and welcome your participation. Our members and donors come from all parts of the United States, as well as abroad, and share a common admiration for Guatemalan textiles. We are dedicated to helping the people of Guatemala preserve this heritage and to helping the people of other countries learn about and appreciate these treasures.

Photo by USAID Guatemala. Tour of Mercy Corps' Guatemala Programs, May 2005Your donations have helped to:

  • Fund field research to study five villages near Lake Aititlán in the Department of Sololá.
  • Renovate the permanent exhibition galleries at the Museo Ixchel, including labels and guides in English
  • Renovate the children’s area of the museum, including the development of hands-on exhibits and the introduction of weaving tools to make the museum experience richer for children.

Members receive our biannual FOIM Bulletin by mail or electronically. Members also receive free entry to exhibitions by FOIM in the U.S. and to the Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City and discounts on purchases in the Museum Shop in Guatemala.

Friends of the Ixchel Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. There is no exchange of goods and/or services in connection with your contribution.

You may pay your membership or make a donation by check (which we prefer, since it avoids having to pay a 3% fee to PayPal). Please download and fill out our donation form, and make checks payable to the Friends of the Ixchel Museum, Inc.   Send completed form and check to:

Friends of The Ixchel Museum
P.O. Box 30
Princeton, NJ 08542

You can also pay your membership or make a donation online via PayPal (using a Visa/Mastercard or a PayPal account). Payments are made on a secure PayPal website. Various levels of membership are offered:


Patron ($500) Sponsor ($250) Contributor ($100)
Family ($50) Individual ($25) Other


Corporate matching programs

Kaqchikel Mayan woman weaving on a backstrap loom with her children around her in Santa Catarina Palopó, Sololá. USAIDNote: Many companies offer a program that will match your donations to non-profits. Please check with your company to see if they have a matching program.


Planned Giving

By making a gift through your will or estate plan, you can support the understanding, preservation and protection of this important cultural legacy. Contact us for more detailed information.


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