Mata Ortiz Foundation Fund

On the high plains of northern Chihuahua is a small village called Mata Ortiz that has become famous for the production of a thin-walled, finely painted pottery ware. The Mata Ortiz Foundation was created to work in partnership with the local community on projects to improve the quality of life. The projects are selected by the local people and so far have always involved some form of education including the first library, middle school, and high school as well as a new building and bathrooms for the kindergarten. The Mata Ortiz Foundation joins with parent groups, local nonprofits, and local government to make these projects a success.