About Us

Guanacaste Community Fund

The Guanacaste Community Fund (GCF) is a trust fund created by the Costa Rica-USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) to be the community foundation for the province of Guanacaste. CRUSA was founded in 1995 by the governments of Costa Rica and the United States to  assist Costa Rica’s sustainable development and promote cooperation between the people of the two nations. The GCF links people investing in improving the quality of life in Guanacaste with people and organizations working in communities to make this a reality.  In this way, it serves a bridge between the forces leading the rapid economic growth of the region and those working to make sure that this progress benefits all sectors of society, especially the young. By promoting education, better health, environmental protection and the development of small businesses and a robust local economy, the GCF helps ensure that economic development furthers human development and is well-balanced and sustainable. The work of the GCF consists in raising funds and mobilizing voluntary efforts to strengthen the work of local nonprofit organizations.
Some of the organizations we have supported
The Guanacaste Fund receives tax deductible donations in both Costa Rica and the United States to support our work and that of our local partner organizations.

Donate in C.R.

For Costa Rica income tax deduction through the CRUSA Foundation.

Donate in U.S.A.

For U.S. tax deduction through our partner Amigos of Costa Rica.