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Robusteciendo la Justicia Social (Strengthening Social Justice) is a project supporting long-term sustainability for seven organizations focused on social justice issues related to housing, land use, the environment and civic engagement.

With this and projects like Learning to Listen and Colección de Voces y Datos we continue testing and exploring the evolution of philanthropic practices to include flexible funding, multi-annual grant support, peer learnings, high quality feedback and self-diagnostic tools.

Impact Details

The 3-year project will be divided into the following major components:
Organizational assessment

Organizational assessment

Through an organizational mapping tool (OMT) and facilitators’ support, organizations identify and prioritize their strengthening needs in key areas like strategy, leadership, finances, and systems.
Cohort Meetings

Cohort Meetings

Through facilitated sessions, the seven cohort members will meet periodically to share learnings and challenges, and to maximize their individual efforts.

3-year grants

3-year grants

Results from the OMT will allow cohort participants to define areas of improvement and development, and the budget needed to achieve their goals.

2021-2024 Cohort

These seven organizations will strengthen their structures while participating of the cohort to find areas of interest that can be leveraged by the collective.

Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Mission: Support organizations, groups and communities in defending human rights, particularly related to housing, through legal empowerment strategies.

Gains expected from the project:

Fiscal sustainability

Strengthening of our storytelling

Advance measurable advocacy efforts related to right to housing, land justice and climate

Ariadna Michelle Godreau Aubert
Directora Ejecutiva y Fundadora

ayudalegalpuertorico.org

Centro para la Reconstrucción del Hábitat, Inc.

Centro para la Reconstrucción del Hábitat, Inc.

Mission: To promote the recovery and repurposing of vacant and abandoned properties as unparalleled assets that supply the needs of at-risk and vulnerable communities.

Gains expected from the project:

Develop 5- and 10-year plans

Sustainability

Growth management capabilities

Luis Orlando Gallardo Rivera
Director Ejecutivo

crhpr.org

Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martín Peña

Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martín Peña

Mission: To own, guard, administer and foster the integral and sustainable development of the land around the Caño Martín Peña in San Juan for the benefit of the communities, while overcoming the residents’ poverty and developing a healthy relationship with the environment.

Gains expected from the project:

Hire personnel to strengthen work areas

Develop a 10-year strategic plan that includes the transition between the Corporación ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña and the Fideicomiso de la Tierra.

Evaluate and strengthen processes, procedures and compliance in the administrative structure.

Mario Núñez Mercado
Director Ejecutivo

fideicomisomartinpena.org

FURIA – Firmes, Unidos y Resilientes con la Abogacía

FURIA – Firmes, Unidos y Resilientes con la Abogacía

Mission: To foster community resiliency through participative advocacy.

Gains expected from the project:

Improve operational structure and strategies

Achieve programming and source of funding stability

Get the organization's leadership to effectively integrate as part of the team

Adi Martínez-Román
Presidenta Ejecutiva

furiapr.org

Sembrando Sentido

Sembrando Sentido

Mission: Sowing knowledge, tools and inspiration to feed and strengthen the civil society’s push for more transparent, responsible, inclusive and efficient government practices.

Gains expected from the project:

Establish a healthy and productive organizational structure that fosters and enables growth

New alliances

Bigger impact and reach

Issel Masses
Directora Ejecutiva

sembrandosentido.org

UPR Resiliency Law Center

UPR Resiliency Law Center

Mission: To change the power equilibrium towards local communities to ensure that post-disaster recovery and reconstruction in Puerto Rico is effective, just and resilient, while also addressing climate change.

Gains expected from the project:

Safeguard operational sustainability

Program growth

Recurrent resources

Vivian Neptune
Directora Ejecutiva

derecho.uprrp.edu/upr-resiliency-law-center/

La Liga de Ciudades de Puerto Rico

La Liga de Ciudades de Puerto Rico

Mission: Sowing knowledge, tools and inspiration to feed and strengthen the civil society’s push for more transparent, responsible, inclusive and efficient government practices.

Gains expected from the project:

Establish a healthy and productive organizational structure that fosters and enables growth

New alliances

Bigger impact and reach

Cristina M. Miranda Palacios
Directora Ejecutiva Fundadora

ligadeciudadespr.com

2021-2024 Cohort

Our Team

Glenisse Pagán, Executive Sponsor
Richard Córdova, Project Coordinator
Anja Paonessa, Project Administrator
Karla Vargas, Grants Officer
Maia Sherwood, OMT facilitators
Kenia Colón, OMT facilitators
El Enjambre, Cohort facilitators
Carli Dávila, Communications

About Filantropía Puerto Rico

A philanthropy-serving organization (PSO) connecting diverse philanthropic entities and amplifying their voice and impact in areas of equity, collaboration, transparency and social justice. As a convener of funders with grantmaking interest in Puerto Rico, we lead efforts to improve the lives of the marginalized.

This project is made possible by Ford Foundation

An independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

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