ASANA means Asociación Amigos de la Naturaleza del Pacífico Central y Sur (Friends of Nature of the Central and Southern Pacific Coast), Costa Rica. We are a local non-profit NGO founded in 1998 with the goal of fighting environmental crimes in the central and south Pacific areas. Its main objective is to work with local communities to empower them and create awareness about existing issues.
Asociación Talamanqueña de Ecoturismo y Conservación or ATEC (/ah-tek/) for short, is an incorporated, grassroots, non-profit organization. We help visitors arrange activities, hikes, and adventure tours with local guides which helps to support their families and the local economy.
Providing core solutions to domestic animal welfare issues within Nosara’s communities.
Help Nicaraguan refugees -- We are an organization that seeks to eliminate xenophobia and integrate the migrant citizen into the active society.
The volunteer firefighters of Nosara do not receive any subventions from the Costa Rican government. They rely only on donations.
CEPIA (Culture, Education, and Psychology for Infants & Adolescents) is a Costa Rican based, nationally-accredited, non-profit organization, that improves the quality of life of children, teenagers & families from poor backgrounds in Guanacaste by promoting culture, education, health and participation, since 2005.
A non-profit civil organization whose mission is to “preserve, conserve, and rehabilitate tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity.” Also involved in organizing educational opportunities, reforestation projects, scientific research, sustainable development, and ecotourism.
To create environments where humans and sea turtles can live together in balance
Rural Micro-enterprises A catalyst for conservation and rural entrepreneurship – help build a trail to bring rural villages clients and provide them with tools to serve their clients.
Donated funds will go toward the purchase of a teacher transportation vehicle, and materials & equipment, such as projectors, computers, and sound/audio equipment.
Daniel Arce-Bobadilla, who was a Costa Rican and USA citizen, was the inspiration for the creation of Proyecto Daniel. When he was diagnosed with cancer at age 15, he decided to build a hospital for adolescents in Costa Rica.
The Nosara Food Bank was founded in 2013 to provide food and other household necessities to families living in extreme poverty in the Nosara District.
CEDES Don Bosco, is an educational complex of social projection, located in Concepción of Alajuelita, San José, Costa Rica.
Protect Costa Rica’s most valuable ecosystems by supporting a sustainable tourism platform that empowers local green economies. Together we fortify the culture and prosperity of the communities that preserve 2.5% of the planet’s biodiversity.
Restoring Coastal Ecosystems Costas Verdes is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to conserve and restore coastal ecosystems on public lands, including protected areas, publicly owned portions of beaches, mangroves, riverbanks and wetlands.
Creciendo Juntos (Growing Together), is a nonprofit organization that has worked for over twelve years to support elementary and high schools in 19 communities in the northern region of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is a collaborative platform that drives and channels actions in social investment, education, and health, seeking the welfare of people and the transformation of communities in Guanacaste.
Bringing the World to Nosara The David S. Kitson Memorial Library was built and donated to the Nosara community by Beverly Kitson, her family and many donations from supporters. Before it was established, there was no place for the community to find books and for children to do research.
Offering creative educational opportunities and a nutritious hot lunch during school vacation.
The Esperanza School Summer Camp was founded in 2015 to provide a nutritious hot lunch and structured activity to the children of Esperanza during January school vacation. In addition to lunch, 60-70 children enjoy four hours of Arts and Crafts, Sports (including yoga and surfing lessons) Books, Games, and Puzzles, and Theater Arts, Monday-Friday. Emphasis is also placed on trips away from the school – to the Kitson Library and to local tourist activities most Esperanza children would never otherwise enjoy
The Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP) promotes sport fishing in Costa Rica through science and advocacy.
We strive to increase the protection of wild areas, promote environmental education, sustainable tourism and community participation through the sustainable use of natural resources in the South Pacific area of Costa Rica.
Promote the conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine ecosystems in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
The Fundación Neotrópica works to promote the just and equitable distribution of the benefits of conservation and sustainable development.
Education and technology to bridge the digital divide in rural communities - Provide mobile technologies and teacher training to promote digital and social inclusion
Help us create 25kms of shared-use paths (wheelchair accessible according to Costa Rican government standards) that enable people to walk, run, bike and roll along the riverbanks of the Torres and María Aguilar rivers and environmental remediation of the rivers and their ecosystems through reforestation and water sanitation.
Empower a network for change in Guanacaste Improve education and health care throughout the province, provide top-notch private-school scholarships to local kids, or support a wide variety of other initiatives with a general donation to the Guanacaste Community Fund.
The Guardians of Nature (a program of the Del Mar Academy Foundation) visualizes a world in which all children identify themselves as guardians of our natural resources, catalyzing an inter-generational change that helps to solve environmental, social, and economic problems of communities around the planet.
Fundación Horizontes / Horizontes Foundation is a private, non-governmental, non-profit organization that works to support and promote sustainable economic, environmental and social development.
A collaborative community with the mission of identifying, executing, and spreading high-impact projects in the fields of innovation and social entrepreneurship. Sponsor a young woman for a 12-week technology course to jumpstart her career as an engineer or developer (MenTE en Acción) or teach English through technology (Duolingo).
Help outstanding professionals with limited resources to become leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Costa Rica. Help these future leaders pursue Master’s degrees in the United States.
Support intensive four-week English camps that help children from low-income areas level with their peers, and provide hands-on training to public-school teachers.
Mision Tiburon Conservation Association is a Costa Rican non-profit organization; its goal is promote the research, management and conservation of sharks and marine life in our oceans. Mision Tiburon was officially established in early 2009 by young marine biologists and conservationists, who are concerned about the drastic decline of shark populations around the world.
Founded in 2012, the Monteverde Community Fund (MCF) works with community members and visitors to promote and support sustainable development initiatives in the Monteverde region of Costa Rica. We connect stakeholders and resources, facilitating innovative solutions to emerging environmental, social, and economic challenges.
We are the guardians of clean water for the South Nicoya Peninsula, filling a critical niche in the coastal area as the watchdog, steward, and voice of the ocean and coastal watersheds.
Nosara Animal Care (NAC) is a Costa Rican based, nonprofit, animal welfare organization whose mission is to provide quality healthcare for Nosara’s most vulnerable domestic animals.
Keeping Nosara Green: Born as the Homeowner’s Association of the “American Project” at Guiones Beach in Nosara, the NCA plays an important role in meeting basic needs for residents and has taken a more active stance in implementing environmental initiatives and advocating a land use plan for the community.
Help the children of Nosara gain access to high quality education Help us providing a first-class bilingual education can change the life of the student and the community, helping to open doors that would otherwise be closed.
In Costa Rica the government and private programs for children terminate at age 18th. Not allowing them the opportunity to transition (completing their education or studies), forces them to the streets daily exposed to violence, drugs, sexual exploitation and other risks.
PUEDO School is a growing non-profit organization located in Santa Teresa supporting children and adults' education.
Works to build resilient and healthy coral reefs in Costa Rica, which are essential to marine life, fisheries, tourism, and our connection with nature.
Protecting Costa Rica’s Wildlife: For the past 20 years, Refuge for Wildlife has been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing injured, displaced and orphaned wildlife in the Guanacaste peninsula.
SOMOS is a Costa Rican not for profit foundation along the Central and South Pacific Coast shaping resilient communities through sustainable development, community security and social enterprise.
Rescue, rehabilitate, release, protect. Sibu's mission is to rescue injured, orphaned, and displaced wild animals and provide them immediate medical care, rehabilitation, and eventual release into the wild.
Soy Niña inspires and empowers at-risk girls, enabling them to break the cycle of poverty and reach for their dreams!
The Surfing Nosara Foundation (SNF) evolved out of a desire of expatriates in Nosara to give back to the community, where beyond the beauty of the beach and tropical dry rainforest many residents struggle to meet their basic necessities.
Teensmart provides online health promotion services created to help teens develop the knowledge, skills and motivation to live healthier, more effective and satisfying lives.
This Costa Rican nonprofit was established in 2003 to provide support to cancer patients and their families; its annual Walk Against Cancer in San José has raised both funds and awareness about the impact of the disease.
The Foundation for Rainforest Research (“The Veragua Foundation”) finances lines of research in a 77-hectare (190-acre) property in the mountains of the Costa Rican Caribbean region, where Veragua is located. It has a partnership with the Universidad de Costa Rica and collaborates with renowned universities from around the world.
Join the Women’s Club of Costa Rica in supporting the Costa Rican students in greatest need gain resources and access for a quality education through 2 programs: Schoolbooks for Kids and The University Grant Program.
TORTUGuiones is a community- and volunteer-based sea turtle conservation project in the Guiones Sector of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge that provides sea turtle conservation, outreach, and education to protect sea turtles and their habitat within this part of the refuge.