Foundation For
Lake Chapala Charities

To Donate by Check or Money Order

  1. Make your check payable to “Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities”.  Please enclose a note stating your email address and the name of the organization to which your donation is designated.  Mail your check as directed below:

         Mail from the U.S. or Canada – send to:
         5802 Bob Bullock, Ste. 328C-4A
         Laredo, Texas 78041

Checks written locally should be placed in an envelope, marked “FOUNDATION – BOX 4A” and dropped off at the front desk at HandyMail in San Antonio or given to one of the directors.  Handy Mail is located one block east of Super Lake on the carreterra.

Checks drawn on recognized US or Canadian Banks are accepted. Checks drawn on a Credit Union account are not accepted in Mexico.

Please note:  It is recommended that a wire transfer be used to make any donation in excess of $250 US dollars.  A wire transfer to the Foundation’s bank account will expedite your donation reaching your designated charity.  Checks greater that $250 USD must be sent by our local bank branch to their Mexico City office for processing and this takes up to eight weeks to reach our account for distribution of the funds to charities. 

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.