Casa Xalteva does not receive any funding from governments or large foundations. We rely for all our income on our Spanish language instruction, donations from individuals and a few small foundation grants, and our corporate sponsors. All of the funds we receive (except for a very small amount we use for fundraising, computer and a few administrative costs) stay in Nicaragua. We have no paid staff outside of Nicaragua. Our goal is to keep our administrative and fundraising costs lower than 5% to 10% of our donations. Casa Xalteva's sponsoring body in the U.S., Communitas Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, which means that U.S. taxpayers may use any donations to count as charitable donations for income tax purposes. Contributors from outside the U.S. should check their own countries' policies on charitable donations. > For more information about fundraising policies an procedures for Casa Xalteva and Communitas Foundation, contact Executive Director Dr. Ken Carpenter, firstname.lastname@example.org.