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


Agua Tica

Join us in ensuring water quality and quantity in the greater metropolitan area (GMA) of Costa Rica! Agua Tica is the first public-private water fund in the country. The watersheds of the Grande and Virilla Rivers suffer increasing contamination and degradation from high population growth, lack of planning, and unregulated development.

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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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For Costa Rica, the situation escalated quickly with the airport closure on March 18th, 2020 which abruptly put a stop to tourism in the country. Many organizations are mobilizing to meet basic needs, including food and basic toiletries, as many families lost their source of income with the closure of tourism-related businesses. We are currently in the process of updating our page with COVID-19 responses. Please email if you’d like to learn more while we are working on making this update.