Alternative Gift Program

What gift do you get the guy who has everything?  What about the woman who buys herself what she wants when she wants it?   Maybe you are growing tired of the commercialization of Christmas and want to move towards the original meaning and give your loved one a meaningful gift that will be long lasting and life changing.

Please note:  If you would like a Gift Card sent to the person you are honoring with this donation, please see details below.

Donate to the General Fund:                
The Sinapi Foundation welcomes your direct donations. This allows us to consider the exact needs of out Guatemala based partners at various points in the year and award grants for specific components within the Sinapi model. Your investment donation dollars will support families in various ways including:

  • Rural business incubation and job creation
  • Co-investing with families on healthy home features that create clean water and air
  • Supporting comprehensive nutrition programs
  • Enabling various education programs

Whether you donate a large amount or a small amount, the Sinapi’s discipline with our vetted partners will ensure the best social return on your donation investment. We welcome donations from $10 to $10,000 and beyond. Please consider being a regular monthly supporter (available through our DONATE PayPal site), and please consider including the Sinapi Foundation in your estate planning.


Or Donate to a specific project:
(click here for more product descriptions)

When you donate to the Sinapi Alternative Gift Program, you are partnering with Guatemalan families in rural communities and offering life changing opportunities.  You are empowering women to fulfill their dreams of lifting themselves and their families out of poverty; you are providing training and education, and you are offering them the opportunity to purchase life saving products by sharing the cost of many items we take for granted, items which they could otherwise not afford.

Education Options

Educate One Girl (1 year) $ 125
Educate One Girl (3 Years) $ 350
Business Training for One Woman (1 month) $ 70
Business Training for One Woman (1 year) $ 840

Health and Nutrition Options 

Water filter $ 30
Stove $ 85
Organic garden – materials & training $150
Solar Energy Kit $ 150
Healthy Home Package (Stove & Water filter) $ 125
Green Earth Package (Organic Garden & Solar Energy Kit) $ 300
Clean Water Package (Latrine, Rain Water Collection Kit & Water Filter) $ 550
Nutrition Assistance for one family (1 month) $ 15
Nutrition Assistance for one family (1 year) $ 175

Please note:
If you would like a Sinapi Gift Card sent for any of these items, please provide the physical address of the intended recipient. This can be done in one of two ways:
1) On the Paypal checkout page, select the “+” button to “Add Special Instructions” to us
2) email with the physical address of the intended recipient(s)


The Sinapi Foundation is a duly recognized 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, identification number
46-0653354. All gifts to the Sinapi Foundation qualify as tax-deductible charitable contributions for income purposes. No goods or services were received in exchange for your contribution