Thank You River Lovers of the World! This giving season, please consider supporting our work on the Futaleufu. Futaleufu Riverkeeper is a lean organization doing important work in northern Patagonia. We rely heavily on volunteers, in-kind contributions, pro bono research partnerships, and financial support from individuals and families like you. We hope you will make a gift in 2017!

How to Give From the U.S.

From the U.S. you can donate online through Waterkeeper Alliance, our fiscal sponsor. Gifts through Waterkeeper are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Visit the secure donation platform at the link below.

Above: visit Waterkeeper's donation page to make a gift in support of the Futaleufu.
Above: visit Waterkeeper’s donation page to make a gift in support of the Futaleufu.

In Step 2, select “Other” from the gift designation box and write in “Futaleufu Riverkeeper” as shown below. Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. If you live or work in the U.S., your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Click here or on the form to be redirected.

You can also mail a check, noting ‘Futaleufu’ in the memo, and send to:

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.
180 Maiden Lane
Suite 603
New York, NY 10038

Give Directly to Chile

If you are based in Chile or do not need verification from a U.S. 501(c)3 for tax reporting purposes, you can also donate directly to Fundación Futaleufu Riverkeeper via bank transfer. Please contact us for international bank codes.

Razón Social: Futaleufu Riverkeeper
RUT: 65.058.283-7
Banco: Santander
Address: Bandera 140, Santiago, Chile
Cuenta de destino: Cuenta Corriente 66292339

Additional information for international transfers:

Bank Address: Bandera 140, Santiago, Chile

If you would like to discuss different ways you could get involved, write us at or call 914-357-4837. We hope you will contribute this giving season.

Your gift will to supporting Futaleufú Riverkeeper’s three programs for 2018:

• Monitoring & Enforcement. Waterkeepers conduct both physical monitoring of waterways and legal oversight of development projects. Your gift keeps eyes on the river and helps alert our community to new threats. In 2018 we will work together with the new Town Environmental Committee to receive and investigate public complaints. Your year-end support will allow us to investigate industrial threats to the watershed, including reports of mining interests related to new road construction in the Espolón valley.
• Sustainable Development. The town of Futaleufu is at a critical moment in its history.Development pressures from tourism and industry threaten our community’s future as a model village for Patagonia. Last year, the Futaleufu River won big when our Action Plan was approved by Chile’s Committee of Ministers for the new Zone of Touristic Interest. In 2018 your gift will build on the ZOIT Action Plan and work with local partners. Your gift will support our community’s goal of a zoning ordinance within town limits.
• Transboundary Conservation. In July 2017, the Argentina portion of the Futaleufu watershed was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The headwaters of the Futaleufú are now protected under both Argentinean and international law. We are working with a team of researchers from Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs to assess options to continue this important work on the Chilean side of the watershed. Your gift will help publish the findings of their research and other projects, like research on how Chile and Argentina can improve joint work on shared watersheds like the Fu.

Who Supports Us?

Futaleufú Riverkeeper is supported by river lovers and their families. In 2016, 71% of financial support came from individuals and family trusts. Philanthropy is a new concept in Chile, however we are leading efforts to change that mindset and secure donors from within the country. In the meantime, we need your support.


Above: Photo by board member Nicole Ellena during a recent expedition to produce a new film on free-flowing rivers in Chile with partners from around the country. The expedition and film are supported by several funders, including National Geographic, Outdoor Research, Fundación Plantae, and our friends at Planet Fuel.

Please help this giving season by making a gift today (noting Futaleufu in Step 2).

Questions about giving? Email us at or call at 914-357-4837.