Make a Donation

The work of our scientists is only possible through your donations. Your gift supports research, conservation and outreach efforts. Help us achieve our goal of preserving the wonder that is the Galapagos Islands. Choose your way to donate below. We appreciate your generosity!

Make a donation online

All of our donations are processed securely through the International Community Foundation (ICF), our fiscal agent and charity partner in the United States. The ICF is a 501(c)(3) organization; any donation processed through them will be fully tax-deductible for U.S. donors. To process your gift through the ICF, please click the Donate Now button below:

Make a donation via wire transfer

Donations from other countries, or from U.S. citizens not seeking tax deduction are received directly at the Charles Darwin Foundation’s bank account with KLEINWORT HAMBROS BANK LTD. in London, United Kingdom, in which case no fee is withheld from your donation. If selecting this option, please contact us at


For donations from Ecuador inferior to $5,000 you can also make a direct transfer to our bank account with the Banco del Pacífico. If you select this option, please contact us at

Make a donation on-site

Donations can be received at the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora when you visit Galapagos. Please stop by our reception or Exhibition Hall for more information.

Conservation Costs

Running an independent scientific research station in a remote place like Galapagos, now costs almost $5 million annually. Have a look at the following examples of project costs:


The ‘Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands’, in French ‘Fondacion Charles Darwin  pour les Iles Galapagos’, Association Internationale sans but lucrative (AISBL), has its registered office at Avenue Louise 54, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Trade Registry # 0409.359.103

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