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:
Coffee Tours Alliance
Five local coffee tours formed an alliance that recognizes the importance of practicing community philanthropy. They will be donating $1 per visitor to the Monteverde Community Fund and the Asoc. Desarrollo San Luis to invest in social and environmental projects that benefit the community.
Find them on the map so you can plan your visit next time you're in Monteverde!
Café de Monteverde also gives $2 from every Cloud Forest Blend coffee sale and $1 per bag sold online to the FCM, and they are the principal sponsor for the 200km for Monteverde program.
Monteverde Hotels Solidarity Alliance
As a result of the experience lived in Monteverde and thanks to the positive leadership of local entrepreneurs, the Monteverde Hotels Solidarity Alliance was born. Inspired by the coffee tour alliance, they will be using the $1 per visitor mechanism to then redirect 50% of the funds raised to the Monteverde Institute reforestation and sustainability program and 50% to the Community Fund with the mission of supporting productive activities that promote food security in the short and medium term.
Find them on the map so you can plan your accomodations next time you're in Monteverde!
Find them on the map so you can plan your activities next time you're in Monteverde!
Matches donations made by hotel guests.
Channelling funds to the Santa Elena Public Library through the sale of impact products; donation collection site.
Monteverde Butterfly Garden
Collects donations for the MCF from their visitors.
Channelling funds to the Santa Elena Public Library through tour commissions.
Procedes from gourmet chocolate bats invested in MCF's impact model.
ANNUAL EVENT COLLABORATOR
FCM gives thanks to the host of the Annual Community Barbecue:
In 2019, we celebrated 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.
OUR INTERNATIONAL FUNDERS
Alianza Monteverde joins the Community Fund with a focus on the mental and emotional health of the youth in the area. This group of local companies not only strive to provide a unique experience in Monteverde through the sale of touristic packages, but also have committed to allocate a percentage of their profits to invest in the well-being of young people in the community, developing and leading a series of projects. Soon we will be sharing all the details of this great initiative that is still in development.
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.