The purpose of Democracy Lab (DemoLab) | Laboratorio de Democracia (DL) is to help keep the social contract of XXI Century Costa Rica in good health. It exists because Costa Rica’s democracy, as well as its social contract, are currently in transition; people are losing their hope and faith in the governing classes and institutions.Learn More
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Amigos of Costa Rica accepts donations via check, credit card, wire transfer, and stock transfers. Donations made to Amigos of Costa Rica are eligible for a tax deduction in the United States. The CRUSA Foundation generously funds Amigos of Costa Rica, including supporting donations made to CRUSA-related projects. All donations to projects not affiliated with CRUSA are subject to a 3% overhead fee charged by Amigos of Costa Rica.
You donate via credit card, check, wire transfer, or stock, providing Amigos of Costa Rica with your recommendation as to which project you would like to support.
Upon request by the beneficiary organization, Amigos of Costa Rica transfers funds received (your donation, less any fees) to Costa Rica.
Affiliate organizations report back to Amigos of Costa Rica annually, ensuring the best use of your donations.
With your help, we have raised over $1.2 million to help communities combat the impacts of COVID-19. Your contributions have fed thousands of families, increased access to COVID-19 testing, and supported other important non-profit work that lost funding.
Yet in the third quarter, the unemployment rate hit 24% in Costa Rica, a historic high. The tourism industry has been devastated by pandemic, creating incredible impacts in communities where tourism is a dominant industry. Costa Rican families, children, wildlife, and communities still need your help. Join us in continuing to support Costa Rica during this crisis.