Learning to Listen: Meet the Grantees

Filantropía Puerto Rico celebrates the end of [L2L Phase 1] with a gathering at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. We are happy to report that this participatory grantmaking exercise has resulted in the awarding of projects working in the fields of education, transparency and governance, and the environment.

Read all the details to know more about the organizations selected for these grants and this journey of learning to listen.


This group’s objective is to support systemic changes to Puerto Rico’s education system via:

I. Community-based projects – Leverage and strengthen community-based organizations that have demonstrated a focus on transforming and empowering communities to impact the schools within. The grantees selected are:

II. Oversight bodies – Promote and support oversight bodies that, from a grassroots base, develop criteria, oversight skills and accountability, while promoting change in the Department of Education. Fiscal Entity Projects Selected and collaborating are:

Transparency + Governance

The main objective is to support a cross-sectional strengthening of communities’ civic engagement by:

  1. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of grantees in designing and implementing initiatives to reduce inequities on the island.
  2. Increase representation and promote citizen activism related to governance and inclusivity, while impacting everyone’s well being and encouraging commitment from a new generation of community leaders.
  3. Create projects enabling citizen participation, transparency and accountability of municipal governments’ decisions

Ecosystem of organizations are composed by: $155,500

Working in support and collaboration with:


The principal objective is to advance resiliency and sustainability of nonprofit environmental organizations while reinforcing leadership, strengthening fiscal and programmatic health, increasing collective voice and influence, and facilitating collaboration within the sector to promote transformational systemic changes and achieve socio-environmental sustainability. Selected organizations are the following:

  1.  AMANESER 2025: $45,000
  2. Toabajeños en Defensa del Ambiente: $45,000
  3. YUCAE$45,000
  4. Parceleras AfroCaribeñas: $35,000
  5. Fideicomiso de Tierras Comunitarias para la Agricultura Sostenible: $45,000
  6. Para la Naturaleza: $15,000
  7. Fideicomiso del Bosque Modelo de Puerto Rico: $45,00

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