November 2022

philanthropy serving

Being a member of FiPR is about much more than just receiving services in return for their investment. It’s about investing in, and being an active participant in a vibrant interactive network that places a strong value on sharing, learning and connecting among our network colleagues. Here are some highlights from last month’s Membership Experience!


For the last Learning Journey of 2022, and in the month we commemorate philanthropy, Filantropía Puerto Rico and its membership visited the Asociación de Comunidades Unidas Tomando Acción Solidaria (ACUTAS) in Toa Baja. One of FiPR’s main priorities is to continue to bring philanthropic organizations into the ground and hear communities’ needs and realities first-hand.

Read more about this amazing experience here!


We celebrated the last Members Brunch of the year today! Yadira Valdivia and her team welcomed the FiPR Membership into the Liberty Foundation offices to talk about their initiatives and projects. The foundation’s team spoke about their trajectory over the past five years and their focus on education, environment, social well-being, art and gender violence.


We’re still running off the excitement and ideas that came up during our 2022 Annual Convening: Lean In to Co-Create! We have turned the Annual Convening Landing Page on our website into a recap experience, where you can relive some of the best moments of the event through pictures and videos. Visit the website here and click the image to watch the full video recap!


The first episode of our new podcast Somos Filantropía, is now live! We had Mary Ann Gabino, Senior Vice President of the Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico, join our Executive Director Glenisse Pagán, to talk about the importance and the role of the philanthropic ecosystem in Puerto Rico. Head to our website to listen to the first episode.


We’re incredibly excited to continue this initiative throughout 2023!

philanthropy leading

Through the FORWARD Puerto Rico Fundwe will support mutual aid efforts that are changing and building social relationships to quickly and effectively provide the services needed to move from crisis to solidarity.

We started holding conversations with Centros de Apoyo Mutuo (CAMs) throughout the island last week to align efforts and lay out next steps in order to support established networks that are essential for Puerto Rico’s transformation. 

Robusteciendo la Justicia Social (Strengthening Social Justice)

It’s been almost a year since we started the Robusteciendo la Justicia Social project, with seven organizations coming together as a cohort to find ways to tackle Puerto Rico’s most important and pressing challenges. This united front has changed and evolved from the first time they met in March 2022. 

With the last cohort meeting of the year just around the corner, the Filantropía Puerto Rico team reflects on the progress of the cohort!

Learning to Listen

The Learning to Listen project has been one of the most challenging and fulfilling projects we’ve ever done. And we have not done it alone.  We are part of the Fund for Shared Insight Funders Listening Community of Practicewhere all organizations are working on projects designed to engage people with a shared mission in a process of collective learning.


Meet the other organizations in this Community of Practice here!

Giving Tuesday

The importance of Giving Tuesday goes beyond money. Aside from donations, we believe this day is about supporting and spreading solidarity with organizations working to make Puerto Rico and the world a better place. At Filantropía Puerto Rico, in our role as the one and only Philanthropy Serving Organization in the island, it was important for us to give light to the meaning and purpose of Giving Tuesday through our social media.

If you would like to support FiPR in our mission to create a more just and equitable Puerto Rico, consider visiting the Donate page on our website. There’s multiple different ways to support us!

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