The Inti Raymi Fund is a 501c3, Non-Profit Public Charity dedicated to the Respectful Preservation of the Indigenous People of the World with their beautiful Art, Music, Dance and Traditional Customs.
Our organization will accomplish our mission through two main actions:
1) Substantial self-help projects, we call "Passion Projects", within each of the Indigenous Communities we visit and,
2) Through an Awareness Campaign with public presentations, mentorship of the open-minded messengers who we call "Chaskis", and the photographic and narrative information presented in this web site.
This web site is designed to enlighten, educate, and impassion the public of this special Humanitarian and Artistic Preservation Mission.
If this mission resonates with you, we invite you to explore our website further to learn what "we can do for you" through a change in your paradigm.
Thank you for your curiosity and support,
David McGrain (CHIMU)
INTI RAYMI FUND Director
McGrain founded the Inti Raymi Fund in 2011, a nonprofit set up to help preserve the cultures of disappearing indigenous cultures around the world.
Through projects, the foundation website and other activity, McGrain hopes to promote awareness of fragile cultures and their importance.
"We all need to wake up and change the paradigm in the world today," he said. "We've confused the pursuit of happiness with a pursuit of things. In America, we're taught to look upstream to see who has more things, better things. My hope is to help people to look downstream and pull others up."
McGrain spent a year on a bus in 2010, visiting out-of-the-way places, trying to figure out how he could help different groups of people. Finally, he threw up his hands... READ MORE