Supporting Animals, People, and Culture in Puerto Vallarta

Banderas Bay Charities will consider making grants to any recognized group in the Puerto Vallarta area that works with e.g. animals, people, medical, children, education, environment.

Supporting Animals


A mass, free mobile spay/neuter program preventing the overpopulation and suffering of cats and dogs.

LADRA Rescue

LADRA (Las Animas Dog Rescue) helps find furever homes mainly on the West Coast of Canada and the United States.

Puerto Vallarta Animals

A non-profit, no-kill shelter providing adoptions and sponsorship.


Providing free spay and neuter services, fostering, adoption, and medical aid for strays.


Volunteers dedicated to providing rescue to stray, abandoned, abused, or surrendered animals, to prevent cruelty, to re-home and promote the welfare of animals.

Paraiso Felino

Providing a safe space for cats without a home, promoting sterilization and educating the community.

Supporting People

Refuge of Hope Bucerias

Providing vulnerable women and children access to needed shelter, food, education, community support, skill training, business development and spiritual transformation.

Casa de La Paz

Bucerias Tercera Edad

To enhance the quality of life of Mexico’s aging, most vulnerable citizens while enabling them to retain their dignity.

Amigos de la Cruz

Kids Club & Community Center

Programs focusing on children and the community: including educational programs and summer camp, teaching English to adults and children, teaching Spanish to expats, free dental care for children, and activities such as tennis, swimming, dance, art and more.

Canadian Children's Shelter of Hope

Our focus includes basic care, shelter, education, medical and dental needs for children and families in the Bay of Banderas.

Pasitos de Luz

Supporting single mothers or low-income families who have disabled children with daycare and other services.

Amigos de Bucerias

Amigos de Bucerias, A.C., is a Mexican-registered civil association, composed of energetic residents of Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico, uniting to make Bucerias a good place to visit, work and live.

Supporting Culture and Environment

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

A botanical garden for the propagation, study, conservation, and display of plants native to Mexico.

Creative Arts Momentum

In-school and after-school programs designed to educate and inspire children through the art of dance and live music.

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Offering the community an inclusive space that encourages the development of creative and sensitive thinking through reading and artistic expression.

International Friendship Club

To promote friendship and enrichment, raise and provide funds and services supporting medical, humanitarian, and educational needs.