We Need Your Help

Make a difference in the conservation of Costa Rica’s rivers and rainforest!

“Let the rainforest grow. Let the rivers flow.”

At the Rivers and Forests Alliance, we envision a world where nature and people live in harmony, rivers flow freely and cleanly, forests grow with abundant plant and animal life, and communities thrive with clean water, air, and healthy food.

Alongside our communities, we’re urgently creating solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises. You, too, can make a difference!


From outside of Costa Rica

Donate to RAFA from the U.S. or another country


We partner with Amigos of Costa Rica, a U.S.-based charitable organization with over 20 years of experience that connects global resources to Costa Rican organizations.

Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. to the extent allowed by law and are processed in U.S. dollars. The official name registered with the U.S. Government is Amigos of Costa Rica, Inc., and the tax ID number or EIN is 31-1714653.

On behalf of the Rivers and Forests Alliance, Amigos of Costa Rica accepts donations via Zelle, wire transfer, check, credit card / Venmo / Apple or Google Pay, PayPal, stock transfers, and cryptocurrencythis is our order of preference to avoid high fee deductions.

From Costa Rica

How to donate to RAFA in Costa Rica

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As a legally registered Costa Rican nonprofit organization, you can directly deposit to either our US Dollars or Costa Rican Colones accounts with BCT Bank. Contact us if you wish to donate to RAFA at BCT Bank.


Account type BCT account #
Cuenta Corriente



IBAN: CR15010710202104588398

Cuenta Corriente

U.S. Dollars


IBAN: CR91010710202204588404

Give monthly to RAFA

With a credit card or PayPal, you can set up monthly giving to RAFA to make an even bigger impact. You can also elect to cover part of the associated fees.

Connect with us if you have further questions.

Your support makes these successes possible.

What your donations will go toward in 2024:

Guardians of the Pacuare program

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The Guardians of the Pacuare program unites stakeholders from the tourism industry, conservation organizations, and local communities and authorities to preserve the Pacuare River Basin. Projects include reforestations, river cleanups, environmental education, and developing sustainable guidelines for tourism operations on the Pacuare River.

Water quality monitoring


Together with the National Alliance of Rivers and Watersheds of Costa Rica, we are establishing an ongoing water quality monitoring program to understand the environmental health of the Pacuare River and its tributaries and to promote sustainable management practices in the watershed.

Planting trees

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We are continuing Rafael Gallo’s 35-year legacy of restoring lost forest connectivity and habitat for animals like endangered jaguars and Great Green Macaws in the Pacuare River Basin. Between October 2021 and December 2023, RAFA has planted 7,965 trees to restore forest connectivity and wildlife habitats in the Pacuare River Basin. We plan to hold between three to four large reforestation events annually.


Want to positively impact the planet with environmental solutions through your company’s Social Responsibility Program? Or offset your carbon emissions through reforestation?

Connect with us to explore the possibilities — we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for being part of our RAFA community as we take action to protect and restore Costa Rica’s rivers, forests, and biodiversity.

“When passionate people come together for a shared cause, there's no limit to what’s possible.”
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The Asociación Rivers and Forests Alliance is a legally registered nonprofit organization in Costa Rica (identification number 3-002-845288); legal address EBC Centro Corporativo, 8th floor, San Rafael de Escazu, San José, Costa Rica 10203. International donations are accepted via our partner, Amigos of Costa Rica, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 31-1714653) under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code that works to support projects of nonprofit organizations throughout Costa Rica.

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Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and are processed in U.S. dollars. Conservation International is a U.S. nonprofit, tax-exempted charitable organization (tax identification number 52-1497470) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

All online donations will support Conservation International’s operations, core initiatives and conservation priorities across the globe. Your donation will go toward supporting Conservation International’s important conservation work and will be used where needed most.

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