Monteverde Community Fund

Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica

©2019 by Fondo Comunitario Monteverde. Photos courtesy of Mau Valverde and other Monteverde community members.
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IMPACT PARTNERS

Part of our strategic Travelers' Philanthropy initiative that unites businesses and customers in the

tourism sector with local environmental, social, and economic causes.

HOW IT WORKS

Responsibility. Opportunity. Investment

1. We seek out businesses and individuals who are community-minded and dedicated to

caring for the people of Monteverde and their cloud forest home. 


2. Then, we work together to create a mechanism for channeling dollars into the community.  

This takes many forms: annual giving, matching customer donations, and 

donated proceeds from a select product, for example.

3. Finally, we reinvest those funds in our impact model and, principally, our Small Grants Program. 

MEET THE LOCAL ENTERPRISES:

MONTEVERDE BUTTERFLY GARDEN

A educational center changing the way we think about small, misunderstood creatures--insects and arachnids. 

 

Mechanism: Capital Campaign Platinum-Level Impact investor; channel profits from the gift shop in support of the Public Library, for which MCF provides fiscal agency. 

DON JUAN COFFEE TOURS

Celebrating the Costa Rican traditions of coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane.

Mechanism: Capital Campaign Platinum-Level Impact investor; $2 from every green coffee sale invested in MCF and the Library's permanent home.

Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines

Sustainable lodge with hydroponic gardens and nature-focused guest experience.

 

Mechanism: Capital Campaign Gold-Level Investor; matches donations made by

hotel guests. 

Cala Lodge

Secluded, authentic accommodations neighboring Central America's largest private nature reserve. 

 

Mechanism: Capital Campaign Silver-Level Impact Investor; matches donations made by hotel guests; sell magnets benefitting MCF. 

Hotel Belmar

Luxury hotel full of natural wonder, elegance, and warm friendly service.

Mechanism: Silver-Level Impact Investor in Small Grants Program.

CABURÉ CHOCOLATE AND RESTAURANT

Argentine café, gourmet chocolate and coffee shop.


Mechanism: Procedes from gourmet chocolate bats invested in MCF's impact model. 

These businesses match their patrons' donations and invest in local environmental, social, and economic causes.

CALA LODGE

HOTEL BELMAR

TRAPP FAMILY HOTEL

LOS PINOS

El Trapiche Tour

A family business and Costa Rican cultural tour where one get's a glimpse of sugar cane, coffee, bananas, plantains, tubers, oranges and more in the family farm. 

 

Mechanism: Channelling funds to the Santa Elena Public Library through the sale of impact products. 

Pension Santa Elena

A sojourner's hostel located in the heart of Santa Elena. 

Mechanism: Channelling funds to the Santa Elena Public Library through tour commissions. 

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

The first private area for the conservation of wildlife founded in Costa Rica in 1972

 

Mechanism: Channelling funds to the Santa Elena Public Library through the sale of impact products. 

Monteverde Art House

Unique center of original art.

 

Mechanism: Channelling funds to the Santa Elena Public Library through the sale of impact products; donation collection site. 

Selina Monteverde

A lifestyle, travel and hospitality platform.

Mechanism: Channelling funds to the Santa Elena Public Library through the sale of impact products. 

Curi-Cancha Reserve

Part-farm, part-virgin forest turned wildlife reserve. A birdwatcher's paradise.

 

Mechanism: Channelling funds to the Santa Elena Public Library through the sale of impact products. 

ANNUAL EVENT COLLABORATOR

FCM gives thanks to the host of the Annual Community Barbecue:

Cabañas La Pradera

In 2019, we celebrate five years of collaboration with Cabañas La Pradera as gracious hosts of our annual fundraiser.  FCM is grateful to this small team of family and friends with deep roots in the Monteverde community. 

SPECIAL THANKS

Individuals Committed to Monteverde

MAU VALVERDE

Photography

NOELIA SOLANO GUINDON

Programs Partner

ANDRES GAMBA

Graphic Design

OUR INTERNATIONAL FUNDERS

INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

GLOBAL FUND FOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

COSTA RICAN USA FOUNDATION FOR COOPERATION

CHARITABLE GIVING PARTNER

Contributing to the well-being of Costa Rica by connecting donors' values and resources with vetted non-profit solutions

Enables Monteverde Community Fund to receive tax-exempt donations in the United States, as our our 501(c)(3) partner.