March 2022

FiPR News



At FiPR, we are always trying to find new ways to help, support and provide value for our members.

On March 15th, we hosted our first Member Onboarding Session of the year, where we explained all of our services in detail, introduced the team, showed where to register for upcoming events and answered all the questions our members had, so they can start enjoying all of the benefits that our Affiliates program has to offer!

Our membership keeps growing! This month we welcomed the Darryl Chappell Foundation as a new member of the FiPR family.


Our membership keeps growing! This month we welcomed the Darryl Chappell Foundation as a new member of the FiPR family.


Get to know our members and what they’re saying!



LEARNING JOURNEYS We hosted our first Learning Journey of 2022 at Villa Cañona Mutual Aid Center in Loíza. The Comité Pro Desarrollo de Villa Cañona welcomed us, sharing their passion and culture through music, stories and food.


The second monthly Members Brunch took place at Café Comunión, where the FiPR team met with members to talk about current and future projects, as well as their priorities.

Action Dialogues

We had two Action Dialogues in March!

  • On March 17, we spoke with Mareia Quintero, coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Cultural Agency and Administration at UPR. We discussed the great challenges facing the current situation of cultural advocacy in Puerto Rico and some possible approaches to philanthropic support for a community-based cultural public policy.
  • On March 31, members got together in an environment centered dialogue to talk about the current achievements of community projects for an energy resilient Puerto Rico and the new mobile app of the Generación Circular movement.

Annual Convening

Planning starts soon for our yearly gathering of leaders, strategists, disruptors, and innovators of the philanthropic sector. We’re open to your speaker and session suggestions in order to make this year’s event our very best!

Save the dates! October 19 – 21, 2022.



The first meeting between community based organizations, PRDV and HUD, facilitated and organized by Filantropía Puerto Rico, took place on March 7, 2022 at the Sede Comunitaria G-8 in San Juan. The main subject discussed in the roundtable conversation centered on the recovery funds allocated for Puerto Rico, and included topics such as Land Tenure and Tilting, Transparency and Civic Participation.

The organizations present included: the Centro para la Reconstrucción del Hábitat (CRH); Ayuda Legal; Firmes, Unidos, y Resilientes con la Abogacía (FURIA); Fideicomiso del Caño Martín Peña; Sembrando Sentido; Hispanic Federation and La Liga de Ciudades.

Read more details about the meeting here.


Robusteciendo la Justicia Social (Strengthening Social Justice)

RJS Cohort Meeting: Common Roots

Robusteciendo la Justicia Social had its first cohort meeting on March 11, 2022 at Fundación Flamboyán.

For two hours, Sembrando Sentido, Liga de Ciudades, FURIA, UPR Resiliency Law Center, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico and Fideicomiso del Caño Martín Peña got to know the expectations of their peers and started strategizing on how they can amplify their impact through collaboration. We were extremely excited after our first session! We started to see how each organization shares its own personal context, their common roots, and building social justice that we all want to see in Puerto Rico.

To read more about the common roots all these organizations share, read the full blog post here.

Learning to Listen

During the past month, we’ve been preparing for the final phase of Learning to Listen!

At the six month mark, each thematic group has check-in conversations with the grantees, to listen about how the proposals are coming along. Also, the thematic groups will be meeting up to give input about the toolkit being created that gathers all the lessons learned in the process.

To learn more about the process and experiences of the Learning to Listen project, click here to see all blog entries and other resourceful information.

Stay tuned, the toolkit is expected to drop in June 2022.

Collaborative Funds

FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Raising awareness on what was happening in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: the lack of drinking water, resources, communication, and food, among others, was what made the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) an established source of credibility and transparency during the ongoing crisis that Puerto Rico faced in the aftermath of the hurricane. The FORWARD Fund was able to support the permanent project called, “Promoting Access to Information and Transparency,” better known as “Los Chavos de María,” whose purpose was to oversee the recovery process in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Click here to watch their video!

Cambio PR

Since receiving the FORWARD Fund grant, Cambio PR has successfully completed and published a new effort that shows all public documents regarding the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). They also developed and carried out an education campaign about PREPA’s Integrated Resource Plan, a document that is supposed to guarantee the constant development and efficiency of Puerto Rico’s electrical system. Aside from this, the fund was able to support an ongoing effort called the Less is More campaign, which published three different guides about electrical efficiency and renewable energy.
All of these projects have helped solidify Puerto Rico as an island that wants and needs an energy transformation that is sustainable, ecologically responsible and inclusive for everyone.
To watch their full video, click here!

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