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Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies Inc.

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Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies Inc.

(also known as FAMSI)

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA United States 90036

URL: www.famsi.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2012-09-30)

Assets: $0

Total giving: $0

EIN

593195520

BRIDGE Number

7183335685

Background

Established in 1993 in FL

Purpose and Activities

To support scholarly works with the potential for significant contributions to the understanding of ancient cultures of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, and El Salvador (Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica).

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Awards Program

The foundation supports projects in the disciplines of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, linguistics, ethnohistory, and sociology and encourages interdisciplinary projects. Awards go to the most qualified scholars regardless of degree level, although the foundation favors degree candidates, recent graduates, and professionals whose projects have not had extensive financial support.

Grants to Individuals Program

Research grants to individuals studying the ancient cultures of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador (Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica).

Research Grants

The foundation supports projects in the disciplines of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, linguistics, ethnohistory, and sociology and encourages interdisciplinary projects. Awards go to the most qualified scholars regardless of degree level, although the foundation favors degree candidates, recent graduates, and professionals whose projects have not had extensive financial support.

Fields of Interest

International Interests
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • El Salvador
  • Europe
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico

Financial Data

Year ended 2012-09-30

Assets: $0 (market value)

Gifts received: $180,505

Expenditures: $224,306

Total giving: $0

Qualifying distributions: $192,161