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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 West Chester, Pennsylvania.  Amigos of Costa Rica was founded by the Costa Rica United States Foundation for cooperation (CRUSA) in 2000, and our 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.  Amigos of Costa Rica works to support projects of nonprofit organizations throughout Costa Rica.

To learn more, please visit our How We Help section.

How do I make a donation?


Amigos of Costa Rica makes every effort to direct funds donated to the project of the donors' choice.  Amigos of Costa Rica retains the ultimate discretion over the use of funds donated.

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
  P.O. Box 748
   West Chester, PA 19380 

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.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%).

Is my donation tax deductible?

Your donation will be tax deductible to the extent allowed under U.S. law.  Amigos of Costa Rica is a 501(c)(3)  organization founded in Delaware and operating in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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

Amigos of Costa Rica only solicits contributions for approved projects of our registered affiliates.  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

My COSTA RICAN ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO BECOME An Affiliate WITH aMIGOS OF cOSTA rICA.

If your organization would like to become an Amigos of Costa Rica Affiliate Organization, please fill out this application. If you have questions, please contact: emily@amigosofcostarica.org