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General Purposes

Philanthropy Puerto Rico

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2019–December 31, 2020
  • Location San Juan, PR, United States
  • Geographic Focus Puerto Rico

About this grant

This grant will allow Philanthropy Puerto Rico to continue its mission to strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in Puerto Rico. A current high priority for the grantee is to improve and expand Puerto Rico’s philanthropy infrastructure as the commonwealth continues its recovery efforts following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During this grant period, the grantee will continue to support collaborative efforts among foundations and community-based organizations, enhance the capacity of community-based organizations, advocate for policy alternatives to promote the resilience of organizations serving vulnerable groups, and engage more philanthropic actors in effective responses to Puerto Rico’s recovery. Through this increase, the grantee will strengthen their advocacy work, create a foundation database, and have new issue-based gatherings. Established in 2009 by seven leading foundations, the grantee exists to enhance the ability of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of vulnerable populations.