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Contributing to the
well-being of Costa Rica by connecting donors' values and resources with vetted non-profit solutions


Animal Love

A non-profit, no-kill charitable organization, founded on the belief that all animals deserve respectful and loving treatment and must be protected by humans as well as by law. Whenever we come across animals who are abused, abandoned, sick or injured, we take action to prevent further suffering and give them a safe and loving home. Our animal friends live with us for the rest of their life.

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Change The world

How We Help

01. Guide Donor Engagement

We help you find the best way to support the cause that most interests you in Costa Rica. With over 18 years of experience, we can connect you with vetted non-profit solutions.

02. Donate with Ease

Amigos of Costa Rica accepts donations via check, credit card, Paypal, wire transfer, and stock transfers. Your donation is tax deductible in the United States. Thanks to the generous support of the CRUSA Foundation, Amigos of Costa Rica does not charge any overhead fees so our affiliate organizations receive the full benefit of your support.

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Flow of Funds

How we put your generosity to work...

1. You Donate

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.

2. Transfer

Every two weeks (maximum) Amigos of Costa Rica transfers funds received (your donation, less any credit card or other processing fees) to our partner in Costa Rica, the Costa Rica United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA). CRUSA generously covers Amigos of Costa Rica overhead and all wire transfer fees.

3. Distribution

Upon receiving funds, CRUSA transfers donations to the affiliate organization you designated.

4. Reporting

Affiliate organizations report back to Amigos of Costa Rica annually, ensuring the best use of your donations.

Thousands Needs

Founded by CRUSA in 2000, Amigos of Costa Rica is
a US based nonprofit organization whose mission is to support CRUSA in its commitment to fostering sustainable development in Costa Rica
by connecting donors' values and resources
with vetted nonprofit solutions.

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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.