Monteverde, Costa Rica Needs Help

For: Monteverde, Costa Rica
Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Organizer: Chris Grass
Monteverde, Costa Rica Needs Help (Monteverde, Costa Rica)
of $5,000 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 110 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Tropical Storm Nate passed over Central America late this week and left incredible devastation in its wake. Citizens of Monteverde, an incredibly special town high in the cloud forest, have lost power, running water, and in some cases, their homes or businesses. 

Read up on the fallout from the storm at Tico Times.
Please consider donating to help those in need. All donations will be delivered to the Monteverde Community Fund.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 19, 2017

Posted on October 19, 2017

Hello all

I know disaster has affected many people across many countries recently, and financial support has been spread thin. With that in mind, I am inspired by how many individuals contributed to this campaign (over 100), and how quickly we reached our goal. 

I also know how much the community in Monteverde appreciates your contributions and support. Below is a note from one of the staff at Monteverde Community Fund.


On behalf of the Monteverde Community Fund- thank you to all those who organized and donated to this campaign. The Monteverde community has made quick progress in repairing roads and restoring basic services. However, there is still much work to be done in repairing damage done by Tropical Storm Nate, and your contributions will help make that work happen.

The Monteverde Community Fund (MCF) will use the funds raised in this campaign and through the organization to create a fund for short and medium-term reparation projects in the zone, with input from the local emergency commission and community. We will also leverage our annual Small Grants Program to support projects that contribute to Monteverde’s resilience to future emergencies and natural disasters. See here for more information about the MCF’s programs and to sign up for the newsletter, where we will keep you updated on the distribution of funds raised. 

In addition, the MCF will continue to raise funds for storm relief through our partner, Amigos of Costa Rica. Any donations made are tax deductible in the US and will go directly toward addressing the impacts of this storm. We thank you for your contributions and for sharing this campaign!

Posted on October 13, 2017

Posted on October 13, 2017

In the near future we will have an update detailing some specific projects the money will be applied to. In the meantime:

Funds raised will be used to support families that have suffered losses from the storm, to provide resources to local groups working on disaster relief, and to support community projects that will help Monteverde be more resilient to future natural disasters. The Monteverde Community Fund will work with the community and the local emergency commission to best distribute the funds raised.

Posted on October 10, 2017


Posted on October 10, 2017

Hello again

We're at about 50% of our fundraising goal, and now friends can use credit cards to make a donation. 

The rain has slowed enough for recovery to begin, but they still need our help. If you tried to donate over the weekend but got an error message, please try again! If you still see any issues, please contact me directly.


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