What is Amigos of Costa Rica?

Amigos of Costa Rica is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of philanthropic engagement in Costa Rica. We are based in the United States in Washington, DC, and are the U.S. affiliate of the Costa Rica-USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) in Costa Rica. Together, Amigos of Costa Rica 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. For larger donations, please consider donating via check or wire transfer to avoid credit card processing fees (about 6%).

Giving Online:
Donate via this website using your credit card. Just visit the page of the organization that interests you, and follow the donation prompts. You may also make a general donation, which will be allocated at our discretion to an organization addressing an immediate need. (If you are having trouble making an online donation and are using Firefox, please try using a different browser.)

Checks via Post:
All checks should be made payable to Amigos of Costa Rica. Please write the organization/project name on the memo line so we know which organization/project you are supporting. Mail to us at:  
    Amigos of Costa Rica
     2101 L Street, NW, Suite 800
     Washington, DC 20037 

Planned Giving, In-Kind Donations, and Other:
For information on stock donations, planned giving, in-kind contributions, and other types of support, please contact us directly at: emily@amigosofcostarica.org.

To learn more about fundraising ideas and sharing Amigos of Costa Rica with your community, please contact us at: 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 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 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: 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 browse our Affiliates section or Contact Us to discuss your area 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 directly: emily@amigosofcostarica.org