We are proud of the recognition we have received for our work, locally and nationally.

recognition we have received for our work

In June of 2019 the Maya Gold Foundation received the Beacon Peace Award. Inspired by Pete Seeger’s vision for peace and social justice, the Beacon Peace Award is presented each year to an organization working towards improving life in the Hudson Valley. The founder of the award, Lev Levin, presented the 2019 prize to the Maya Gold Foundation. “The Maya Gold Foundation is working to create love and hope and reduce suffering and anger,” commented Levin as the award was presented. “We appreciate all you are doing to make the Hudson Valley a better place.”

recognition we have received for our work

Maya Gold Foundation co-founder Elise Gold was honored at the TMI Project annual Voices in Action event, held on September 28, 2017, in Kingston, NY. Elise remarked that “we at the Maya Gold Foundation realize that the work we do both locally and globally cannot be done alone. We seek partners whose vision aligns with ours. We are thrilled that TMI Project is one of our partners. TMI Project creates space where individuals can be authentic. Safety is maintained, allowing writers to travel to dark places. Then, there is opportunity for readers to be heard. We deeply value this work.” Regarding the Maya Gold Foundation, TMI Project Executive Director Eva Tenuto commented that “we are honored to be able to publicly recognize the people who’ve dedicated their time, talent and passionate service to make our work possible.”

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The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that the Maya Gold Foundation received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. “I cannot tell you how appreciative I am for my child having had the opportunity to work with the Foundation,“ commented local parent Beth Alter, regarding her daughter’s involvement with the Maya Gold Foundation. “The Maya Gold Foundation gave a gift to my child, who struggles to find her own way. On so many different levels, this was the most amazing thing for her.” GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers and recipients of support. Find out more at: