Mini Grants for Educators

ABOUT:In keeping with our goal to support youth in accessing their inner wisdom and realizing their dreams, we welcome requests for funding from teachers and school-based mental health professionals serving students in grades 9 through 12 in the Hudson Valley. Educator Mini-Grants are awarded for up to $500, and we only fund programs that have


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


ABOUT:When we co-founded the Maya Gold Foundation in 2015 and developed the mission, we had no idea where we would be eight years later. We had no idea that the Maya Gold Foundation would offer programming to over a thousand young people and adults in the Hudson Valley, that we would produce two concerts, screen

Strategic Plan

Find out more about our strategic plan, core values, core purpose and ten-year goal here. STRATEGIC PLAN:With a generous grant from the Omega Institute in 2016, our Board of Directors met at the Omega Campus for a Strategic Planning Retreat. Over the course of three days we developed our first Strategic Plan, which guides our

Sponsor an Event

SPONSOR AN EVENT:We are deeply grateful to our corporate and institutional sponsors for their support, and hope that you support them with your business.Interested in becoming a sponsor? New sponsors may donate using the form below, with your PayPal account or a credit card. You may also send a check to Maya Gold Foundation, 5

Bringing it Home

Upon returning from Nepal, each Youth Ambassador prepares a presentation for their community. We encourage the teens to present on a topic that has meaning for them, and explore creative presentation modalities. View all of the 2018 Youth Presentations here, the 2019 Youth Presentations here, and the 2022 Youth Presentations here. The teens chose topics

Heart of Gold Adventures

HEART OF GOLD ADVENTURES:The purpose of Heart of Gold Adventures is to offer Hudson Valley teens an educational experience that includes cultural awareness and appreciation, service to others, and the fun of adventure, so they can be empowered to gain a greater sense of themselves and the world. Participants develop a passion for exploration and

Student Internships

ABOUT:We accept interns from colleges local to Ulster, Dutchess, and Orange counties. Interns have supported us in digital media work, in preparation for our Nepal trip, on developing and implementing community programs, and much more. If you are interested, please use the form below to apply. APPLY: Use the form below to apply for a Student