2021 Annual Convening

Exploring diversity to lead social change

Welcome to our Annual Convening!

‘Exploring Diversity to Lead Social Change’ will be our theme for 2021, as this has permeated the zeitgeist, both locally and nationally, and we must use that momentum to give visibility to those that are lacking it.

After a very challenging pandemic period, we’re excited to see you in-person in our two meet & greet events, to visit a community and to virtually continue learning and discussing the work being done.

Go ahead and register and we’ll keep you up-to-date with more details!

Please keep in mind that this is a grantmakers-only event, but open to both FiPR members and non-members interested in philanthropic work in Puerto Rico.



We have designed this year’s conference with virtual sessions and the opportunity to participate in 2 in-person networking events. See below for more details!

Wednesday, October 20

10:00 am – 11:45 am
Opening: Exploring Diversity
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Session: Gender Violence
3:00  pm – 4:45 pm
5:30  pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Cocktail Hour

In-person event at Jungle Bird La Placita de Santurce

Thursday, October 21

10:00 am – 11:45 am
Let’s talk about FiPR

1:00  pm – 2:15 am

Racial Justice + Environment Justice
3:00  pm – 4:45 pm

Civic Engagement

Friday, October 22

In-person event at Comunidad El Gandul, Calle Cerra, San Juan, PR

9:00 am – 9:45 am
The Art Walk PR
Meeting point – #622 Calle Cerra. Restaurant Axolote
10:00 am – 11:45 am
Community Activity: Re-planting the seed of El Gandul + Mural Painting
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Culture, Participation & Privacy Guidelines

We want you to experience our annual convening as a chance to continue building our philanthropic community by enabling collaborative discussions that allow diverse grantmakers to work together and scale up their impact in Puerto Rico. Discussions should be lively, yet respectful, and always seek to bridge the gaps between diverse opinions, cultures, interests, and backgrounds, while staying focused on our mission to improve the lives of the marginalized.

You may tag us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, and use the #convenePR hashtag so other attendees can find your posts.

Sessions might be recorded for archival purposes and available for our members.

We may take photos or video of sessions and attendees.

This content is for FiPR use only and may appear on our website, newsletter, social media pages, or future promotional material.

While fundraising is prohibited, we do encourage you to share what you learn and to refrain from doing so if the speakers explicitly request confidentiality.

Please abide by our No Soliciting Policy.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Given that this is our first time opening up to an in-person event, we need to ensure the health and safety of our attendees. We will be asking for a negative test or immunity proof prior to the event. Please follow these guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.

Take advantage of your access to vaccines, and follow local and CDC public health recommendations at the time of our Convening.
Stay at home if you’re sick or have been in close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Be respectful of anyone’s desire for space, face coverings or a touchless experience.

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