January 2022

FiPR News


We’re excited to announce that our 2022 enrollment period is open!
Renew here or visit our Membership page to discover our many benefits and enrollment criteria, and join us today!

Thanks to our recently renewed 2022 members:

  • Fundación Segarra
  • Boerman
  • Fundación Angel Ramos
  • Fundación Triple S
  • Liberty Foundation
  • Fundación Intellectus
  • ADAMES Foundation
  • Hispanic Federation
  • Fundación para Mujeres de Puerto Rico
  • Peter Alfond Foundation

As we reflect on 2021, we have been focused in creating the best experience for our members. Don’t miss what our members are saying!

New in 2022!

  • Member Brunchesour 1st one is on February 3rd! monthly meetups in coffee shops to learn about members’ current projects and their priority focus.
  • Learning Journeys: quarterly site visits to learn from the edges of the system where solutions may be found.
  • Dialogue Sessions: quarterly online conversations to deepen our understanding of topics and our philanthropic impact.

Actions Dialogues

The Just Recovery Action Dialogue has met to support the Movimiento Vivienda Digna advocacy efforts. The newly launched Health Action Dialogue welcomed Dr. José F. Rodríguez Orengo, Ph.D, Director of the Puerto Rico Health Sciences Trust. He spoke at length about the Trust’s Enlace Comunitario program for health promotion, data collection and future dissemination initiatives for Puerto Rico.

Annual Convening

Planning starts soon for our yearly gathering of leaders, strategists, disruptors, and innovators of the philanthropic sector. We’re always excited to come together and explore our bests practices as philanthropists and grantmakers. Save the dates! October 19 – 21, 2022

Research and Development

Collection Voices and Data is now available in English. This collection will provoke reflections and discussions on issues that affect Puerto Rico. Please share to expand the conversation, we aspire to amplify the perspective of foundations and grantmakers that invest in the island, nurturing their strategies with the eyes of those who they seek to support.


Robusteciendo la Justicia Social (Strengthening Social Justice)

After completing their self-assessment cohort, participants were able to define areas of improvement and development within their organization and submit the three year grant proposal, prioritizing their needs in key areas like strategy, leadership, finances, and systems.

Learning to Listen

During 2021, we completed the first phase of our Learning to Listen project where 36 participants met virtually during six weeks to learn about participatory grantmaking practices and design the process to award $900k from the FORWARD Fund in areas of education, environment, transparency, and governance. More info here.

In the first months of 2022 we are focusing on creating a toolkit for foundations and key decision makers that will provide them with best practices and help them improve their work with communities.  Some of these best practices include strategies to receive feedback and to collaborate in participatory grantmaking funds.

Collaborative Funds

FOWARD Puerto Rico Fund

In 2021 FiPR committed all funds available for the Foward Puerto Rico Fund and will continue managing grants until the end of 2024. We continue to understand and learn about the fund’s impact, to read the full report click here.
Through the Forward Fund, we strengthened NGOs infrastructure to hold effective programs for communities. They were able to produce policy-relevant data to inform actions that promote equity and fairness, we ignited the civic demand for government transparency and accountability and we continue to increase donor’s knowledge of and commitment to Puerto Rico. For more grantees in action visit the page and to read the full evaluation and watch the impact video click here.

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