Foundation For
Lake Chapala Charities

Investing in the Future of Our Community


Our Board of 

Our foundation is entirely run by volunteers. We have no paid employees.
We are at the stage of our lives where we just want to help others.

Your contribution makes a difference.
Giving to charity builds and strengthens our Lake Chapala community.   

Donating is a selfless act. One of the major positive effects of donating money to charity is simply feeling good about giving. Being able to give back to those in need helps you achieve a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth. It feels good to help others. 

The Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities was established in 2009 to provide charitable tax deductions to US taxpayers.  We also promote giving to charities around Lake Chapala and provide reasonable assurances that the charities affiliated with us have strong volunteer leadership and are providing needed services.

Thank you for contributing to our Lakeside organizations either directly or through the Foundation.  If you have suggestions for making contributing easier, please talk to one of our Board members or contact us by email –

Americans over
the age of 70!
By utilizing the QCD, you can lower your taxable income, which may provide greater income tax savings in comparison to making a cash gift and claiming an income tax deduction.

Lake Chapala Charities / Affiliates

You can read about the charities for which we facilitate funding, select a charity and make your donation.
It’s that easy!


Health, Education and Human Services

May 25 dog and food (2)

Animal Welfare


Community Non Profit Organizations

Organizations interested in being added to our list of associated charities
should make a request in the Contact Us section of this site.

Important Changes Regarding FFLCC and Unregistered Charities:

Due to recent changes in Mexico’s tax laws for charitable organizations, the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities (FFLCC) must adjust its operations to remain fully compliant with government and tax regulations. As a result, we can no longer facilitate donations to charities that are not formally registered to operate as Asociación Civil (A.C.) nonprofit organizations in Mexico, effective January 1st.

This means that donations to the following charities can no longer be made through FFLCC:

•Niñas Sabias
•Ancianitas de Santa Clara
•Biblioteca Casa de los Sueños
•Bone Voyage Dog Rescue
•Clicker Pets
•La Cochera Cultural
•Operacíon Amor

•Operation Compassion
•Pathways Scholarship Program
•Puerta ala Inglés
•S.A.F.E. Scholarship Program
•San Roque en Ixtlahuacán
•SOS Chapala Dog Rescue
•Stray Dogs of Mexico
•Tails of Mexico

We encourage you to reach out directly to the charities you wish to support to inquire about alternative donation methods.