We are Guatemalans helping Guatemalans.


The Living Heritage Foundation (Herencia Viva) is a boots on the ground non-profit organization dedicated to working on creating sustainable development projects in rural Guatemala. 

We develop long-term partnerships with select towns and communities in Guatemala. By promoting empowerment and grassroots organization within the communities, achievement of comprehensive sustainability is key.

Through intense collaborations with the Living Foundation staff, volunteers, and  local leaders, communities are able to prioritize their needs. We all work toward finding the best sustainable solutions to meet the goals of the community.


Short volunteer made clip of the Florida team in building classrooms in Xiquina, Guatemala.


Our Community Development Model is based on the following components:


The Living Heritage Foundation is apart of the ZOE network- a global supporter helping children never need charity again.