The Fundación Punta de Mita is a community foundation located on the northern tip of the Bay of Banderas. Founded in 2007 with the intention of serving three small towns around the very exclusive Punta de Mita development, while offering support to other nonprofit and grassroots organizations in both the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. It is a member of Comunalia, an alliance of community foundations in Mexico, and is certified as having high levels of institutionalization and transparency by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI).
The main areas of focus at the Fundación Punta de Mita are in education, health, environment and community development. At the moment it serves as an umbrella organization for 15 nonprofits in the region of the Bay of Banderas and offers capacity training, guidance with grants, and other services as well. The Foundation also has its own programs in Punta de Mita focused on community development and grassroots change.