About Us


Amigos of Costa Rica is a nonprofit organization that supports sustainable development in Costa Rica in four primary areas of focus: education, capacity-building, conservation, and science & technology.

Amigos of Costa Rica was incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization as a supporting organization of the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA).

All of our efforts are focused on building an empowered and sustainable Costa Rica by cultivating a spirit of community participation and philanthropy.


Our mission is to further Costa Rica’s sustainable development by working with the CRUSA Foundation and its partners to:

Promote Costa Rica and Costa Rican capabilities to foundations, corporate partners and international donors seeking high-impact programs that address local, regional, and global development challenges; Target social investment in the areas of Environment, Education, Science & Technology, and Economic Competitiveness; and Empower individuals and communities supportive of Costa Rica’s future.

Executive Director: Emily Mest.

To get more info about our work go to our CONTACT US section