Pacuare River Valley

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

We extend a heartfelt thank you to our first big donor, the Wayne Grey Wilson Foundation in the U.S., for their very appreciated donation at the end of last year to fund our administrative costs for part of 2023. The gift helps us forward our conservation programs and goals toward protecting and preserving the Pacuare River Basin.

“We support the Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) because we believe in the conservation and protection of unique places in the world. The Pacuare River area is one of those,” said a foundation representative.

You, too, can contribute to our work at the Rivers and Forests Alliance to make a difference for the Pacuare River Basin and its rainforest and wildlife. Healthy rivers and forests are essential for human health and well-being, preserving biodiversity, regulating the climate, and regenerating our planet. We accept contributions of any amount.

What your donations will go toward in 2023:
  • Our Guardians of the Pacuare program partners with the Pacuare tourism community to work together to preserve the Pacuare River Basin. Activities will include reforestations, river cleanups, and developing sustainable guidelines for tourism companies to operate in the Pacuare River Basin, among others.
  • A water quality monitoring study and ongoing monitoring program to understand the environmental health and status of the Pacuare River and its tributaries to further sustainable management practices in the watershed.
  • Planting trees to restore lost forest connectivity and restoring habitat for animals like endangered jaguars and Great Green Macaws.

How to donate to RAFA in Costa Rica

As a fully-registered Costa Rican nonprofit organization, you can make a direct deposit to our account with BCT Bank. Contact us for more information.

How to donate to RAFA from the U.S. or another country

We partner with Amigos of Costa Rica, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that aims to connect global resources to Costa Rican organizations. Donors are eligible to receive a tax deduction in the United States. 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.

Amigos of Costa Rica can accept donations via Zelle, wire transfer, check, credit card, PayPal, and stock transfers – this is our order of preference to avoid high fee deductions.

Donations by Zelle

Amigos of Costa Rica accepts payments via Zelle to the email address Please note in the memo line that your donation is for RAFA. Please email Executive Director Emily Arnold at this email address with your contact information so she can provide a receipt.

Donations by Wire Transfer Parrots Pacuare

To donate via wire transfer, please advise Amigos of Costa Rica by emailing to indicate your intention to wire funds as a donation for RAFA.

  • Amigos of Costa Rica, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Routing: 121000248
  • Electronic Payments: 031000503
  • Acct: (please get in touch with Emily at for the account number)
  • Swift WFBIUS6S
Donations by Check

Please make checks payable to “Amigos of Costa Rica” and mail them to the address below. Please note that the donation is for RAFA in the “memo” area. Also, please include a note with your name and return address so that Executive Director Emily Arnold can send you a receipt.

Amigos of Costa Rica, PO Box 748, West Chester, PA 19380

Donations by Credit Cards

You can donate with a credit card at Please note that there are credit card processing fees that reduce the amount that RAFA receives.

Donations by PayPal

You can donate via PayPal at Please note that there are processing fees that reduce the amount that RAFA receives.

Donations of Stock

Donors may donate stocks directly to the Amigos of Costa Rica Charles Schwab account. Upon receiving, the stock will be sold as soon as possible, and then the funds will be sent to the Amigos of Costa Rica bank account to be processed and distributed to RAFA. If you are donating stock, please email Executive Director Emily Arnold at to advise her of your incoming donation and that it is for RAFA.

  • Amigos of Costa Rica, Inc
  • Account: 3065-9039.
  • DTC # 0164, code 40

We thank you for supporting RAFA and joining us in creating a better future for our planet!

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