How To Donate Money

Information on how to donate from various countries, including tax deductability:

Worldwide – PayPal

You can donate any amount directly using our Paypal button below. Anyone with a credit card can donate via PayPal and it is not necessary to create a PayPal account to donate.


U.S.A. Donors

For a 501(c)3 Tax Deductability:
Write a check to:
“Institute for Central American Studies” and write La Esperanza Granada in the memo line. Please note: La Esperanza Granada is a project of the Institute for Central American Studies (ICAS), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. For more information about ICAS, please visit: the ICAS Homepage. ICAS will mail a tax receipt to the address that appears on your check.

Please mail all checks to:
ICAS/La Esperanza Granada
2719 Barlow Dr.,   Castro Valley,    CA. 94546

German Donors:

For donors from Germany we can also offer a tax deduction through the Nicaragua Forum. They do not charge any fees or commissions and by paying your donation for us through them you will receive a tax deduction. Here are the transfer details:
(Important note: Nicaragua Forum collects funds for several approved Nicaraguan projects – please make clear that this donation is for La Esperanza Granada and email to us regarding your donation so that we can follow it through.)

Bankverbindung:
Nicaragua-Forum Heidelberg | Konto Nr. 1517732
Bezirkssparkasse Heidelberg | BLZ: 672 500 20
Stichwort: La Esperanza Granada

Netherlands Donors:

For donors from The Netherlands we can also offer a tax deduction through the foundation ‘Stichting NICA-FRIENDS’. They do not charge any fees or commissions and by paying your donation for us through them you will receive a tax deduction opportunity. Look for more info on their website www.nica-friends.nl

Here are the transfer details:

Stichting NICA-FRIENDS
Kleine Bergdijk 12, 5721 VZ Asten
E-mail : [email protected]

Bank Details:

Bank account (IBAN) : NL85ABNA0487299191, attention of  Stichting NICA-FRIENDS

BIC/Swift Bank; ABNANLZA

RSIN/fiscal number; 8527.63.360        

Reference: La Esperanza Granada

(Important note: ‘Stichting NICA-FRIENDS’ collects funds for several approved Nicaraguan projects – please make clear that this donation is for La Esperanza Granada and email us regarding your donation so that we can follow through.)

Other European Countries

Nicaragua-Forum Heidelberg
IBAN: DE02672500200001517732
BIC Code: SOLADES1HDB
Name of Bank: Sparkasse Heidelberg

It is important that you make clear this is a donation for La Esperanza Granada, and that you email us with the details so that we can follow it through, as well as sending you a thank you.

All other countries

To make a donation via bank/wire transfer please print these pages and bring them to your Bank, or contact us at [email protected] and we will send you details of how to do this. All monies transferred to Nicaragua have to be received through U.S.A. Banks, who are agents for the Nicaraguan Banking System. Details depend on whether you are transferring money in US Dollars or in Euros.

We are a legally registered Nicaraguan NGO, so if you wish to receive a tax deduction please check with your accountant if donations to developing countries are deductible in your country – we will happily send a copy of our registration along with a thank you letter.

If you have any other questions regarding donations please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] and we will reply promptly.

For donation suggestions please see our “Donation Store“.