Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.

Banderas Bay Charities, Inc is a nonprofit organization working in the Bay of Banderas, Mexico working to increase educational and economic opportunities through community development programs in the areas of education, environment, and animal health.



PEACEAnimals, A Dog's New Life, The Sula Society, Yvonneka Foundation and SayulitAnimals respond to the challenge of Mexico’s large population of unwanted and unhealthy dogs and cats.

Initiatives include the following:

  • Weekly free spay/neuter clinics
  • Community-wide education about the humane treatment of animals
  • Adoption

Amigos de La Cruz works hand-in-hand with the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle community to identify and complete beautification and street cleaning. 



Escuela San Quintin works with the public school to provide students with dynamic educational experiences; it also offers educational opportunities to youth and adults not enrolled in formal education.


Amigos de La Cruz provides a 3-week summer school which focuses on the environment, through dance, sports, visual art and music; in-class instruction at the Kids Club; Dance weekly through Creative Arts Momentum.



Amigos de La Cruz works to provide free charitable assistance, including free dental clinics annually for children in grades one through six.


Pasitos de Luz offers free daycare and medical rehabilitation along with free meals for severely handicapped children, enabling their parents to work to provide for the family.