Support & Donate
Top Travel Costa Rica supports and works with several non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting Costa Rica’s natural resources and local cultures and traditions. We know we are part of a growing world populace taking actions day by day for sustainability. That’s why we ask for the help of all sustainable travelers looking to support non-profit organizations in their efforts in both natural and social areas. The following organizations are 100% reliable and would appreciate any help that you can give them.
Climate Change Action
The Climate Change Alliance Program is the first private non-profit organization in Costa Rica to offer measuring and compensation services to companies, and it has been working to create public-private alliances since 2007 to lower companies’ carbon emissions. The organization’s main objective is to take action against climate change, assuring a better future for the generations to come.
The Climate Change Alliance Program works in three strategic fields: supporting a greener economy, generating fresh incomes to prevent climate change and creating consciousness in society about climate change. This organization offers you a variety of options to participate and make a difference.
Top Travel Costa Rica has been supporting the Climate Change Alliance Program since 2011, and you can actually support this cause through our agency. Read more about our joint efforts with the tree-planting program on our “Green Your Trip” page. Learn more about Climate Change Alliance Program and how you can help them make a difference, at this link: www.programaacc.com
The Rainforest Alliance is a world leading non-profit organization working to transform practices in benefit of a sustainable world. It works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The Rainforest Alliance makes major efforts in two big areas: sustainable agriculture and sustainable tourism. They have been able to certify millions of hectares all over the world in sustainable agriculture practices.
Rainforest Alliance also promotes a verification tool in sustainable practices for the tourism industry, helping touristic companies such as Top Travel Costa Rica improve their sustainable practices. Get more informed on what Rainforest Alliance does or make a donation to their cause, at this link: www.rainforest-alliance.org
The Paniamor Foundation is a non-profit private organization that champions the rights of children and youth under the age of 18 in Costa Rica. They work to protect youth from family violence, school violence and community violence, while promoting values and knowledge to empower new generations to defend their rights. Founded in 1987 and declared an important social organization by the Costa Rican government in 1989, Paniamor promotes the development of national strategies against violence in society.
A particularly important program conducted by the Paniamor Foundation is the Paniamor Code – an agreement made with local responsible tourism companies to fight against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel & Tourism. The program has accomplished improving restrictions, uniting efforts against this horrible activity and defending the rights of children in Costa Rica. As a non-profit organization, Paniamor projects are implemented through funds obtained from international organizations, the private sector and any other donations. Support this organization or obtain further information at: www.paniamor.org
Pro Parques Foundation
The Pro Parques Foundation is a non-profit organization, composed of academics, conservationists and business people who share a commitment to strengthening the Costa Rican National Parks System and its future sustainability. Created in 2006, the Pro Parques Foundation (Pro Parks Foundation) implements practical solutions in the national parks, contributing to sustainable tourism practices that will allow future generations to enjoy the Costa Rican National Park System just as you do. It dedicates itself to developing the professionalization of human resources in the Protected Wildlife Areas and improving visitors’ experiences by enhancing facilities in the National Parks System. Pro Parques is a non-profit organization with a mission worth supporting. If you would like to make a donation in benefit of the Costa Rican National Parks System, or learn more about this organization please go to: www.proparques.org