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On the Ground Initiatives

Liberty Foundation

Liberty Foundation celebrated Earth Month by carrying out various activities to contribute to the conservation of the natural resources of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Campbell Soup Foundation

Immediately after the loss of young Keishla Rodríguez and Andrea Ruiz caused widespread indignation in Puerto Rico in 2021, Fundación Banco Popular implemented a community response strategy through a $500,000 social investment in partnership with expert nonprofit organizations that included the National Gender Violence Shelters Network, Taller Salud, Fundación de Mujeres en Puerto Rico, Dominican Women’s Center and the Gender Equity Observatory of Puerto Rico.

Hispanic Federation

Hispanic Federation, in collaboration with ICASA and Casa Blanca, held a training webinar called “Capacitación sobre Direcciones: El GRAN Problema del Que No Habías Escuchado”, with the goal of highlighting and offering a greater understanding of the existing problem with physical, postal and civic addresses in Puerto Rico and identifying communities, regions, populations and organizations affected by the issue.

The Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation and the Centro de Economía Creativa announced the creation of “Maniobra”, an $8 million cultural work initiative designed to facilitate stable employment opportunities for artists.

Read more about how this initiative benefits artists in Puerto Rico here.

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico

The Holberton Puerto Rico Scholarship Fund, established by the Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico (FCPR), awarded $50,000 in scholarships to ten students at the computer science school Holberton Puerto Rico.

Read the whole story here.

Fundación Colibrí

Fundación Colibrí, Environmental Defense Fund, and Genesis Solar broke ground on the initial phase of a community-based solar and storage pilot project that “will deliver clean, affordable, and reliable electricity” to some 40 households on the island municipality of Culebra.

Learn more about this amazing project here.

AMGEN Foundation

Some 113 public school students and teachers from disadvantaged communitites in Cabo Rojo and San Juan received free hybrid workshops from the educational program Ciencia Móvil of the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré.

Read more about the initiative made possible by Fundación AMGEN here.

Titín Foundation/ Flamboyán Foundation

Powered by Titín Foundation and Fundación Flamboyán, the artist José Luis Vargas and the La Fondita de Jesús Corporation, in collaboration with the Miramar Museum of Art and Design (MADMi), will take on the cultural educational project “Vehículos y Puentes”, with the goal of strengthening the work carried out by the Speakers of the Street of the Equity and Social Justice Program of “La Fondita”, through some art workshops.

Read more here!

Calls for Submissions

Taco Bell Foundation

Taco Bell, the Taco Bell Foundation and Ashoka are launching the Ambition Accelerator, a new program specifically designed to help young people seeking to make change in their communities and around the world.

Puerto Ricans aged 16 to 26 are eligible to submit ideas for how to tackle society’s most pressing issues — whether it’s addressing climate change, advocating for social justice, building a more equitable and inclusive society or solving for other critical issues in their communities.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full article, and apply here!


Writers Fellow

Mellon Foundation/Fundación Flamboyán

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