Select Your Charity by viewing our list of affiliated agencies.
Select the Paypal/DR/CR Card button.
Your donation will be processed through Paypal Payment System. (You can select Spanish or English in the lower left corner of the screen)
Follow the on screen instructions by entering the amount of your donation and selecting your payment option:
If you have a paypal account or want to create one for use in the future, choose the “Donate with Paypal” option.
If you do NOT have a paypal account and do not wish to create one, choose the “Donate with Debit or Credit Card” option.
Paypal allows for ongoing monthly gifts.
NOTE: Your tax receipt will be sent via email. Please ‘check share my mailing address’ in Paypal if you would like the address to appear on your receipt.
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.
A qualified charitable distribution, also known as a QCD, can help reduce the taxes you pay on your annual required minimum distribution. This strategy allows you to give to charities of your choice through the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities while limiting your tax burden after you turn 70. It is available even if you take a standard deduction.
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:
•Ancianitas de Santa Clara
•Biblioteca Casa de los Sueños
•Bone Voyage Dog Rescue
•La Cochera Cultural
•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.