"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
Two years partnered with the best
In 2020, four local coffee tours formed an alliance that recognizes the importance of practicing community philanthropy. They implemented a strategy that redirects $1 per visitor to the Monteverde Community Fund and the Asoc. Desarrollo San Luis to invest in the community and its well-being.
To date, the Alliance has raised:
With the funds raised, the following projects have received support:
The National Distance University (UNED) is leading this program that provides:
Training and mentoring local entrepreneurs.
Support for formalizing small businesses.
Reviving sustainable local traditions in cooking and food production. This project is led by the Monteverde Institute.
You can watch a series of short videos on this project here.
Community Survey 2022
A community-wide survey was implemented to learn about the current socioeconomic reality. This contributes to decision-making in a more assertive way, and keeps us more in tune with the needs of the people of our community. This was a collaboration between the Monteverde Community Fund, the Monteverde Institute and with support from the Coffee Tour Alliance.
Semillas del Bosque
The collective Vamos a Sembrar leads a series of free courses that provide environmental education programs for young girls and their families in nearby communities.
Collaborating with CORCLIMA and the local Council in a community effort to promote walking (no emissions) and make it safe.
You can watch a micro documentary about this project here.
At the Monteverde Community Fund we celebrate this great advance for the community, this alliance strengthens the unity and solidarity that distinguish the area, and is a firm step in the right direction towards the sustainable Monteverde that we imagine together. Enjoy the video and learn more about this unique initiative. (2020)
In its first year alone, this alliance of coffee growers in the Monteverde area has managed to raise more than $12,000 for community projects. Learn the details here. (2021)
The Monteverde Coffee Tours Alliance celebrates 2 years of working together with visitors and the local community. After two years of contributing and investing $1 for each visitor to their coffee tours, we proudly share that the Alliance has raised more than $65,000 for community development projects. (2022)