It’s been three years since the creation of FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, a Filantropía Puerto Rico pool of contributions raised from individuals, foundations and corporations. The nearly $9M raised has supported Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and 2020’s earthquakes and pandemic.
To date, $6,709,532 have been committed to 121 grants for 76 local nonprofit organizations. Of these, $982,000 were invested in emergency relief efforts whose impact we reported in 2018. The remaining amount was aimed at projects advancing equitable recovery processes within the many crises faced by the island. Filantropía Puerto Rico plans to commit remaining funds by the end of 2021.
An external evaluator is currently examining the grants awarded and at the end of 2021 we will publish those results. In the meantime, explore the key achievements of our supported projects within its three main priorities.