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Why We Exist

The mission of Friends of UFM is to support the work of Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) by growing the base of support among alumni and friends in the US. Friends of UFM is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by the law.

Key Areas of Need

Promoting Liberty

Spreading the Ideas of Liberty to Ensure Continuity of Western Values

In its quest to promote libertarian ideas, UFM has created centers, newsletters, journals, gatherings, publications, and projects, to conduct research, analysis, and dissemination of important concepts related to liberty and their application to real world problems.

Spaces and Buildings

Spaces that allow students to make the most of their potential and learn about the ideas of freedom

Each space on the UFM campus continues the legacy of the founders: teaching the principles of a free society through outstanding higher education. The Muso Ayau Library will protect the legacy of its founder and its spaces will help disseminate the principles of the free society.


Scholarship programs to spread the ideas of liberty

UFM attracts the brightest talent and promotes learning through careers, activities, and projects that spread the ideas of liberty. For this purpose, it grants scholarships to support outstanding students with limited means, who otherwise would be unable to pay for their studies. This is how UFM takes the ideas of liberty to every corner of Guatemala.

History and Culture

Understanding History and Culture to Advance the Conquest of Liberty

UFM thinks that liberty is key to answering the fundamental questions about human action in society; individuals interacting in society through time. They also think that a people should know and understand their past, to be able to advance in the conquest of liberty.


Individual Responsibility in Environmental Protection and Conservation Through Private Property

Effective environmental protection depends on the establishment of institutions that protect individual rights and recognize that private property is an essential condition for improving the quality of the environment.