What is Amigos of Costa Rica?

Amigos of Costa Rica is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of philanthropic engagement in Costa Rica. Amigos of Costa Rica is based in Washington, DC, and is the U.S. affiliate of the Costa Rica United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) in Costa Rica. Together, Amigos and CRUSA work to support nonprofit organizations in Costa Rica in both fundraising and capacity building. To learn more, please visit our How We Help section.

How do I make a donation?

There are a number of ways to make a donation to Amigos:

You can donate via this website by either credit card of Paypal. Please visit the page of the organization that interests you and follow the donation prompts.

Checks made payable to Amigos of Costa Rica, with your organization/project preference in the memo line, can be sent to us at:  
Amigos of Costa Rica
2101 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037 

For larger donations, please consider donating via check or wire transfer to avoid credit card, Paypal, and processing fees (about 6% total). 

For information on stock donations, planned giving, in-kind contributions, and other types of support, please contact emily@amigosofcostarica.org.

To learn more about fundraising ideas and sharing Amigos with your community, please also contact emily@amigosofcostarica.org.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! No matter how you choose to contribute, you will receive a receipt from Amigos and your donation will be deductible under U.S. law. Amigos of Costa Rica is a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization for which the Costa Rica – USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) provides operating costs, thus ensuring that 100% of the funds that we receive from you will (after credit card, paypal, and processing fees) go directly toward project support. If you wish to make a contribution to one of our programs and would like to receive a Costa Rican tax-deduction, please contact our Costa
Rica office at kstanley@crusa.cr.

I heard about a great project in Costa Rica to which I would like to contribute. Can I donate the money through Amigos?

Only organizations registered as affiliates of Amigos of Costa Rica can fundraise on our platform.

To view approved organizations and projects, please visit our Affiliates section, or Contact Us to
discuss your areas of interest.

If you would like to suggest a project for consideration, or if you run a Costa Rican nonprofit interested in working with Amigos of Costa Rica, please email us at Emily@amigosofcostarica.org.