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Cocora Alliance

Supporting Sustainable Initiatives in Communities Where People Travel

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Our Mission

Cocora Alliance was formed to promote sustainable tourism by supporting initiatives that have positive social, economic, and environmental impacts in communities where people travel.

 

Getting Started

With the growth of tourism throughout Colombia in recent years, Cocora Alliance is dedicated to supporting initiatives that will uplift communities in the destinations where people travel. We're just getting started, but soon we will invite travelers to help make a difference through tax-deductible contributions that will have a positive impact on Colombia's diverse and beautiful communities, cultures, and natural landscapes.

We already are
providing grants to community-based organizations and projects working to accomplish these goals:

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Create Economic Opportunity

Preserve & Protect Colombia's Biodiversity

Improve Quality of Life

 

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A Little Bit of Background

Cocora Alliance is a newly-formed US-based nonprofit organization and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  Your US tax-deductible contributions will support verified sustainable initiatives in Colombian communities that are truly having a positive impact. 

We chose our name in recognition of the Cocora Valley, one of Colombia's most iconic destinations, part of the Los Nevados National Natural Park.  The valley is a cloud forest and home to Colombia's national tree - the Quindío wax palm.  These palm trees that soar high into the sky are the last of their species. They are the tallest on the planet and are endangered. 

 

Before the global pandemic, communities around the Cocora Valley thrived on tourism.  Yet it was quickly becoming unsustainable, threatening the natural wonders of the forest while negatively impacting the quality-of-life of local community members.

As tourism in Colombia is projected to continue to grow, there are opportunities to build a more sustainable tourism experience throughout the country, one that supports local communities, protects the natural environment, and improves quality of life for residents. We are on a mission to find the people and organizations doing this great work. And when we do, we hope you'll join us to help make a difference and support them.

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Support the Cause

Help us reach more communities in need.

Your US tax-deductible charitable contribution will support our grant-giving programs to benefit community organizations in Colombia doing great work.