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How to donate if you want a U.S. tax receipt  ... updated April 2023

Children showing the bracelets they made
  • If you would like a US tax receipt, you can make donations to Poco a Poco via the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities - using this link.
  • Donations made via the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities qualify as tax deductible charitable contributions for USA taxpayers. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the USA that supports Poco a Poco San Pedro and other accredited charitable programs in Mexico.
(Poco a Poco San Pedro is not able to directly provide US tax receipts and our organization does NOT have tax-exempt status in the USA.)
  • The Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities, an approved U.S. 501(c)(3) organization, is able to issue U.S. tax receipts on our behalf.  Their web site address is:
  • On their website, at the top of the screen, click on Affiliated Agencies, then Health, Education & Human Services, (or just click hereand scroll down to select Poco a Poco San Pedro Itzicán. You can donate via Paypal, check/money order or wire transfer.  
  • If you want to pay by cash or check (made out to the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities), we can arrange for a pickup of either cash or checks, payable in U.S. dollars, by contacting one of our team members via our email:
  • If you are writing a check, please make your U.S. dollar check payable to "Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities", and note in the memo field that your donation is for Poco a Poco.
  • If you live outside of Mexico, mail your check to: Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities, 5802 Bob Bullock, Ste. 328C-4A, Laredo, TX 78041.  In the notes please indicate your donation is for Poco a Poco.  (Recommended only for checks under $1,000 US.)   
  • If you live in the Ajijic/Chapala area, checks written locally can be placed in an envelope, marked “FOUNDATION – BOX 4A" and can be dropped off at the front desk at HandyMail in San Antonio.  Handy Mail is located one block east of Super Lake on the carreterra.
  • Again, please mention that the donation is for Poco a Poco.
  • You will receive a tax-deductible receipt letter directly from the Foundation.

The Foundation sends reports to us about all transfers, and gives us virtually 100% of the funds directly from their account to our account.  They do recommend using a wire transfer for donations above 250 US because by using PayPal, the fees they charge quickly add up.

If you have any questions about tax-deductible donations to the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities, or you experience any problems, please contact us at for assistance.
Or if you prefer, you can write to the Foundation directly: 

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