Copan Maya Foundation
Preserving Ancient Sites, Improving Modern Lives

The Copan Maya Foundation works to ensure the long-term preservation of the ancient Maya site of Copan and other Maya sites in Mesoamerica since its establishment in 2000.

The Copan Maya Foundation partners with the Copan Association; its Honduran based sister organization and Honduran NGO and local citizens in Copan, Honduras to ensure sustainability in intelligently designed educational, cultural and ecological projects. Copan Maya Foundation offers a tax-deductible way to support Copan. Learn more about the ancient Maya and ensure that this archaeological site will remain for the enjoyment of future generations.


To preserve Copan and ensure its future, we must understand its past. Accordingly, the Copan Maya Foundation partners with the Copan Association (, a Honduran non-profit organization, whose history, resources and local presence since 1990 are essential to project administration and implementation.

Together we support scholarly work and fund educational, cultural and environmental projects that help understand the ancient past of this important region. Projects are determined by considering community needs, site requirements, and the Copan Management Plan as drafted by independent consultants for the government of Honduras.


ECAP-UNM: Conservation Activities

Funding requested as part of the Early Copán Acropolis Program’s (ECAP) 2018 Research and Conservation Project.  The activities took place at the Centro Regional de Investigaciones Arqueológicas (CRIA), the research,…
CMF Casa Sharer Finished 2017 (1)

Casa Sharer

For over 25 years this property served as housing to students of archaeology doing research in Copan Ruinas, Honduras.  In 2013 the estate of Dr. Robert Sharer donated the property…

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    Copan Maya Foundation
    P. O. Box 3044
    Turlock, California 95381


    The Copan Maya Foundation was founded in January, 2000 and has IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Donations are fully tax-deductible. Tax exempt identification TIN: 77-0525430.

    To contact our sister organization in Honduras: The Copan Association
    Casa Yaxna Avenida Los Jaguares
    Copán Ruinas, Honduras
    Central America
    Telephone: Honduras (504) 2651-4103