The Tico Times is creating independent local journalism
33

patrons

$140
per month
The Tico Times is a source of independent, unique and quality journalism in Costa Rica and Central America. We connect communities and cultures throughout Costa Rica, as well as people around the world who are interested in our country and region. We are working to build a sustainable, ethical and environmentally responsible media organization.

We do this by:
  • Training the next generation of fact-driven journalists in Costa Rica
  • Documenting Costa Rican cultures and history with an eye on the future
  • Promoting and showcasing solutions to Costa Rica’s challenges
  • Serving as a meeting place for Central American and international journalists
  • Amplifying the voices of outstanding journalists throughout Central America

And we love sloths.

Your support makes all that possible.


It also moves us toward our goal of enlisting 5 percent of our readers as subscribers in 2019. This would make us a fully reader-funded newspaper and allow us to do much more of the work you love.

In case you missed them, you funded some amazing stories, podcasts and videos. Check them out here:



Listen to our long-form podcast, The Tico Times Dispatch, and stay informed about Costa Rica and Central America.


And if you're hungry for more news throughout the week, stay up to date with our weekly news roundup, The Tico Times Weekly Digest. 

And the best is yet to come! We've started working on exclusive content for you; from a free PDF of our print editions, to exclusive e-books, and behind-the-scenes looks at our work. We are gearing up to show you just how much your support means to us.

Thank you for being a part of our mission and please spread the word. We need to reach 5,000 subscribers to meet our 5 Percent goal in 2019, so please tell friends who love Costa Rica, great journalism or adorable sloth videos to join the club! Monthly donations are most helpful for us since it supports our monthly planning, but one-time donations are greatly appreciated as well!
Tiers
Baby Kong
$2 or more per month
  • Access to the PDF of our quarterly publication (every 3 months).
5% Club
$5 or more per month
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group, where you'll have a direct line to our team and community of supporters.
  • Access to our monthly Facebook Live events with behind-the-scenes information about our stories and interaction with our journalists.
  • Access to our exclusive audio content from our podcast, The Tico Times Dispatch.
  • All previous rewards.
Kid Kong
$10 or more per month
  • Access to our Tico Times E-Book Library (new book added every 3 months).
  • All previous rewards.
Teen Kong
$20 or more per month
  • A producer credit in our website Hall of Fame.
  • All previous rewards.
Journo Kong
$40 or more per month
  • A Tico Times/Sloth Kong tote bag.
  • A copy of our quarterly print edition mailed to your door (every 3 months).
  • Access to a monthly Newsroom Forum to discuss a key topic our editorial team is exploring.
  • All previous rewards.
Sloth Kong
$100 or more per month
  • A Tico Times/Sloth Kong care package.
  • A personalized thank you video from The Tico Times staff showing your impact (every 3 months).
  • All previous rewards.
Goals
$140 of $10,000 per month
When we reach $10,000 per month, we will achieve a fully reader-funded newsroom and be able to provide sustainable, consistent support and training to our outstanding team of young Central American journalists.
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The Tico Times is a source of independent, unique and quality journalism in Costa Rica and Central America. We connect communities and cultures throughout Costa Rica, as well as people around the world who are interested in our country and region. We are working to build a sustainable, ethical and environmentally responsible media organization.

We do this by:
  • Training the next generation of fact-driven journalists in Costa Rica
  • Documenting Costa Rican cultures and history with an eye on the future
  • Promoting and showcasing solutions to Costa Rica’s challenges
  • Serving as a meeting place for Central American and international journalists
  • Amplifying the voices of outstanding journalists throughout Central America

And we love sloths.

Your support makes all that possible.


It also moves us toward our goal of enlisting 5 percent of our readers as subscribers in 2019. This would make us a fully reader-funded newspaper and allow us to do much more of the work you love.

In case you missed them, you funded some amazing stories, podcasts and videos. Check them out here:



Listen to our long-form podcast, The Tico Times Dispatch, and stay informed about Costa Rica and Central America.


And if you're hungry for more news throughout the week, stay up to date with our weekly news roundup, The Tico Times Weekly Digest. 

And the best is yet to come! We've started working on exclusive content for you; from a free PDF of our print editions, to exclusive e-books, and behind-the-scenes looks at our work. We are gearing up to show you just how much your support means to us.

Thank you for being a part of our mission and please spread the word. We need to reach 5,000 subscribers to meet our 5 Percent goal in 2019, so please tell friends who love Costa Rica, great journalism or adorable sloth videos to join the club! Monthly donations are most helpful for us since it supports our monthly planning, but one-time donations are greatly appreciated as well!

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Tiers
Baby Kong
$2 or more per month
  • Access to the PDF of our quarterly publication (every 3 months).
5% Club
$5 or more per month
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group, where you'll have a direct line to our team and community of supporters.
  • Access to our monthly Facebook Live events with behind-the-scenes information about our stories and interaction with our journalists.
  • Access to our exclusive audio content from our podcast, The Tico Times Dispatch.
  • All previous rewards.
Kid Kong
$10 or more per month
  • Access to our Tico Times E-Book Library (new book added every 3 months).
  • All previous rewards.
Teen Kong
$20 or more per month
  • A producer credit in our website Hall of Fame.
  • All previous rewards.
Journo Kong
$40 or more per month
  • A Tico Times/Sloth Kong tote bag.
  • A copy of our quarterly print edition mailed to your door (every 3 months).
  • Access to a monthly Newsroom Forum to discuss a key topic our editorial team is exploring.
  • All previous rewards.
Sloth Kong
$100 or more per month
  • A Tico Times/Sloth Kong care package.
  • A personalized thank you video from The Tico Times staff showing your impact (every 3 months).
  • All previous rewards.