Ways to Give

Thank you for supporting our work! The Mirador Basin Project offers you the opportunity to make a multi-dimensional impact, helping to:

  • Protect the last rainforest in Central America providing habitat for countless plants and animals
  • Provide a world-class archaeological eco-destination for thousands of tourists
  • Preserve a ancient Maya site of incredible cultural and historical significance
  • Provide jobs for hundreds of workers supporting their families
  • Create an alternative income to logging, looting, and crime
  • Help to establish an economically sustainable way to protect and preserve Mirador for generations to come

Your support is vital to achieve our mission and save this special area before it is gone.

FARES is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, (Tax ID # 82-0486235) and all donations are tax deductible.

MAKE A ONE-TIME GIFT

It's fast, easy and secure. Make an online donation to FARES today.

MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT

One of the most cost-effective ways to support FARES is through our monthly giving program. Just choose the amount of your gift and your subsequent giving will happen automatically. You can modify or cancel your donation at any time. Recurring gifts help us keep our overhead at a minimum and allow our impact to be maximized.

MAKE A GIFT IN HONOR OF SOMEONE

Celebrate special events or the memory of special people in your life by making an honorary or memorial gift.

MAKE A GIFT FROM YOUR DONOR ADVISED FUND

Making a gift to FARES from your Donor Advised Fund is easy! Just recommend FARES to receive a grant from your account. We are a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, (Tax ID # 82-0486235). Your grant can be made anonymously, in your name, or even in memory of a special loved one.

MAKE A GIFT OF FREQUENT FLYER AWARD MILEAGE

Thank you for your pledge to donate mileage award tickets to FARES. Your generously donated miles will be used for FARES official business needs and will help us keep our overhead low. In this way we are able to continue directing much-needed funds to our project. Please note that airline policy requires you to book the award ticket for our designated traveler. We are so grateful for your generous donation and we will help make this process as seamless as possible. Please send us an email to info@fares-foundation.org Attn: Award Mileage with your full name, phone number, email address, Airline/Airline Group, Number of Miles Pledged and Expiration date of Miles.

Please check with your airline for the required number of miles needed to secure a round trip domestic or international award ticket. The typical minimum airline miles required for a round trip award ticket are: 15,000 for Domestic and roughly 18,000 to Guatemala. As soon as we have identified our designated traveler, a FARES staff person will contact you. Please note that we can only issue a tax receipt after the miles have been used to purchase a ticket.

CORPORATE GIFT MATCHING- Doubling your Gift

Thank you for your looking into how your gift can be doubled through matching funds with your employer! Many companies have programs through which they will "match" the charitable contributions made by their employees. Most of the time, the matching gift process must be initiated by the donor, and not FARES. Here are a few steps that you can take to begin the process. Check with your company's Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. (If they don't, you may want to ask your company to start one.) If your employer does offer this program, your Human Resources department should provide you with a matching gift form to send to FARES along with your donation.

Complete the form and mail it with your donation to:

FARES- Development Department
Attention: Donor Services
101 The Embarcadero, Suite 214
San Francisco, CA 94105

Our Donor Services team will verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company for matching funds. Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer. In almost all cases, donations to FARES meet the criteria set forth regarding charitable donations. FARES is a non-profit organization registered with the federal government under IRS tax code 501(c)(3), Tax ID # 82-0486235, and we do not engage in any religious or political activities.

MAKE A GIFT THROUGH YOUR ESTATE

Adding FARES to your will is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy. If you are interested in naming FARES as a beneficiary in your will, please designate the following: "FARES (Foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Idaho, with its principal place of business address at FARES, 164 West 400 North, Rupert, ID 83350, USA." Our tax ID number is # 82-0486235. We recommend that you consult your attorney or tax advisor about how tax benefits may apply to your specific situation.

MAKE A GIFT BY MAIL

If you prefer, you may send a check or money order to FARES by mail:

FARES- Development Department
Attention: Donor Services
101 The Embarcadero, Suite 214
San Francisco, CA 94105

MAKE A GIFT-IN-KIND

FARES welcomes your support through the generous donation of Gifts-in-Kind. From computers for our literacy and community development programs, to construction materials for the protective rooftop over Structure 34, receiving Gifts-in-Kind have been critical to our success. If you feel you have a Gift that may be of help to us, please contact us at info@fares-foundation.org Attn: Gift-in-Kind.