FiPR’s commitment to enhancing the philanthropic ecosystem of the island goes beyond just connecting funders to each other. We also directly connect them to the communities they help and serve, so that they can understand their issues and necessities firsthand. That’s what the Learning Journeys are all about! We love to take our members outside of their offices and into the communities, developing a real connection between the funders and their different grantees.
Our second Learning Journey of the year was held on Thursday June 23, at the Centro de Apoyo Mutuo in Caguas. Members got to interact with community leaders and participate in various dynamics and activities designed for them
Thank you to all our members that participated! See a recap of this Learning Journey here.
It’s finally here! The Estudio sobre el impacto económico y social de las organizaciones sin fines de lucro en Puerto Rico, 2022, a comprehensive study analyzing the economic and social impact of the social sector on the island.
Did you know there was an increase in organizations focused on economic and community development? And that the populations mostly served by NPOs are women? It is also estimated that nonprofits generate 100,000 jobs, which represents15% of the island’s total workforce.
Join us for the presentation of this study on July 7th. Register today!
This month we held two Action Dialogues:
- Education centered Action Dialogue: we heard from three of our members about their current initiatives that have systemic impact on education in Puerto Rico: Fundación Flamboyán “Todos a leer” initiative, Fundación Ángel Ramos “Iniciativa preescolar virtual”, and Filantropía Puerto Rico collective advocacy for civic participation on the use of federal school infrastructure funds.
- Arts centered Action Dialogue: members explored arts and cultural advocacy from groups in the Puerto Rican diaspora with Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, President of the Creative Justice Initiative, Founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Co-Founder of Corredor Afro Project.
We’re officially just three months away from our yearly Annual Convening!
It’s been a rough two and half years, we have changed and its time we come together, be open, explore new perspectives, be challenged and come together to find new solutions, come together to co-create.
That why this years, in person Annual Convening is titled:
LEAN IN TO CO-CREATE
If your organization would like to speak at one of the biggest grantmaking summits in Puerto Rico, we will be accepting session speaker suggestions until June 30th, 2022.
Don’t forget to add this event to your calendar!
Robusteciendo la Justicia Social (Strengthening Social Justice)
Robusteciendo la Justicia Social (RJS) held its second cohort meeting on Friday, June 10th. During this meeting, the cohort members were able to go in depth about each of the organizations’ goals, projects and and expectations in order to find common ground. As a united front, they were able to identify specific needs, spaces and opportunities of collaboration and support.
Click here and watch and learn more about the collaborative working space the cohort shared in this productive meeting!
Learning to Listen
From June 13th-16th, Glenisse Pagán Ortiz and Anja Paonessa Braffet, our Executive Director and Membership & Operations Officer, traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to meet with the Fund for Shared Insight Community of Practice, a meeting to strategize and engage with each organization’s work.
They came back inspired, head over to the blog and read what they said!
FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund
The FORWARD Fund supported Taller Salud in their journey to complete their Hipatia project, which allowed them to introduce the discourse they have been promoting for years into tangible recommendations such as public policy focused on women, youth and disadvantaged communities. They also developed diverse efforts related to communications and public education, such as social media campaigns, that included the collaboration “Tumba el Acoso”. This campaign resulted in the approval of new legislation in Puerto Rico. For Tania Rosario, Executive Director of Taller Salud, the FORWARD Fund was a unique funding opportunity that finally allowed them to feel like their voices mattered.
Forward Fund grantee Sembrando Sentido just launched proAcción, a platform for people to learn about community initiatives, social issues, and collaborate with organizations throughout the Island
If your nonprofit organization is interested in learning more about this tool, register for one of their webinars from July 5th through the 8th!