Organizations, foundations and community based groups have moved with agility and efficiency to respond to Hurricane Fiona’s devastation in Puerto Rico. We know the social sector addresses the critical challenges of our time, as was recently shown by the 2022 Estudio de las Organizaciones Sin Fines de Lucro en Puerto Rico.
If you are looking to support these efforts, the following list includes funds built to consolidate money that will go to communities and individual organizations with proven records of effective management. Filantropía Puerto Rico knows that rebuilding a better and stronger Puerto Rico is possible, and your support can help us make it happen.
Fund Led by Filantropia Puerto Rico, this fund has spent the last five years supporting key nonprofit organizations and innovative projects that advocate addressing the layered crises facing Puerto Rico in an equitable manner, currently redirecting to the disaster and recovery response after Hurricane Fiona.
Led by social justice organizations like Taller Salud, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, Instituto para la Agroecología, Teachers Federation, Agitarte, HASER, étnica, and María Fund, this emergency fund will rush critical aid and resources to communities that need it most, some of them redistributing to other grassroots organizations with whom they partner closely.
Puerto Rico Community Foundation activated the Community Recovery Fund for Puerto Rico to support the work of non-profit organizations that are activated to respond to the emergency.
Fiona Supporting Efforts
As we continue to mobilize the social sector’s agenda, we recognize that there is a large network of organizations coming up with diverse and effective ways to respond to the crisis. We will use our channels to expand their outreach and highlight the ways in which they contribute to the island’s recovery, including the use of databases, data gathering, supplies, volunteering, and search for available funds.
FORWARD Fund: Fiona Relief
Once more, the FORWARD Fund of Filantropía Puerto Rico is present in the disaster and recovery response after Hurricane Fiona.
The Solidarity Brigade of the West is a self-managed community initiative that supports the development of collective processes in communities and promotes grassroots community efforts. This initiative arose after the passing of Hurricane María. They visit/serve communities on the west coast of Puerto Rico.
Community-based organization with a long history of grassroots environmental and community work and activism in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. Committed to appreciating and protecting natural, cultural, and human resources.
Collective community kitchen initiative. Seeks to eradicate hunger in Puerto Rico through strategies of collective work and socialization of resources in favor of the majority of our people.
Assists low- and moderate-income residents of deteriorating neighborhoods through rehabilitation, improvements, and new housing construction. In addition, helps low-income families acquire their first home, educate them on how to manage their budget, both to buy and avoid losing their home, and develops leaders and services.
PRoTechos provides roof reconstruction and related vocational training to residents of under-served communities throughout Puerto Rico, addressing both housing needs and the shortage of skilled construction workers in Puerto Rico.
VAMOS is a citizens movement for Puerto Rico where organizations, groups, and individuals in their individual character educate, organize, and mobilize to achieve the social welfare, prosperity and happiness that we deserve.
Founded in 1979, Taller Salud is a feminist grassroots organization that works with low-income and mostly Black women and communities in Loíza, PR. Taller Salud is community-based and dedicated to improving women’s access to health care, reducing violence within the community, and encouraging economic growth through education and activism.
A pesar de la historia reciente, haremos lo que nos toca. Eso es apoyar, acompañar, alimentar, apoderar, monitorear, reparar casas, reclamar y sobre todo, ser fieles a nuestros valores de equidad y justicia. La recuperación por #Fiona tiene que partir de un reclamo de derechos humanos y perspectiva feminista.