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Fundación Comunitaria has awarded $626,577 to support non-profits efforts against COVID-19 in vulnerable communities

Twenty-nine non-profits organizations have received grants that will allow them to work closely with their communities in providing educational, preventive and health services regarding COVID-19 in vulnerable communities around the island. The total amount of the grants is $626,577.

Our strategy – Collective Response to COVID-19 – supports community-based non-profits and community health centers (Centers 330) to undertake the education, prevention, testing and containment with the support of philanthropic institutions like ours.

According to experts, the elderly population is at most risk of death, especially those 65 years and older. In Puerto Rico, this age group accounts for 21% of the population, many living under health, economic and social vulnerability especailly after the hurricanes and recent earthquakes.

This group became and continues to be our primary target population. We’ve added other vulnerable groups and sectors that because of the lockdown situation are facing daily challenges. I’d like to share the extent of our four pronge approach strategy:

  • Provide grants and resources to community health centers (Centers 330) to strengthen the health and well-being of the elderly population in the community.
  • Provide grants and resources to community-based organizations and community groups to implement geriatric health initiatives, including an assessment of needs.
  • Provide grants, resources and capacity building to community-based non-profits and community groups to focus on homelesss and women population.
  • Establish a multisectoral alliance to expand the reach of these strategies.

We thanks our donors for their kind support: Agua Fund, Amgen Foundation, Atlantic College (COSACO Fiscal Sponsorship), Central Florida Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Filantropía Puerto Rico, Global Giving, Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Funds, Laboratorios Borinquen (COSACO Fiscal Sponsorship),
Miranda Foundation, Panamerican Group (COSACO Fiscal Sponsorship), Open Society,
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, The Prospect Hill Foundation, and Vestergaard SA

Twenty-nine (29) Grantees:

  • Centro de Servicios de Salud Primaria de Patillas
  • Centros Integrados de Servicios de Salud de Lares
  • Centros Sor Isolina Ferré
  • Coalición de Coaliciones Pro Personas Sin Hogar de Puerto Rico
  • Concilio de Salud Integral de Loíza
  • Comité Desarrollo Social y Cultural de Daguao
  • Corporación de Servicios de Salud Primaria y DesarrolloSocioeconómico El Otoao (COSSAO)
  • Corporación de Servicios de Salud y Medicina Avanzada (COSSMA)
  • Corporación para el Desarrollo Económico de Trujillo Alto
  • Esperanza para la Vejez
  • FUNDESCO
  • Hospital General de Castañer
  • La Fondita de Jesús
  • Lucha Contra el Sida
  • MedCentro
  • Migrant Health Center, Western Region
  • Morovis Community Health Center
  • Mujeres de Islas
  • Oficina Pro Ayuda Personas con Impedimentos
  • One Stop Career Center of Puerto Rico
  • OPDH
  • PathStone Corporation
  • PECES
  • Ponce Neighborhood Housing Services
  • PryMed Medical Care
  • Salud Integral de la Montaña
  • Solo Por Hoy, Inc.
  • VAMOS Concertación Ciudadana
  • Vitrina Solidaria

Local allies

  • Asesores Financieros Comunitarios
  • Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico
  • Asociación Enlace Asuntos Comunitarios de Sabana Seca Inc.
  • Asociación Puertorriqueñas de Servicios y Ayuda al Paciente con SIDA
  • Americares Puerto Rico
  • Atma Connect
  • Cámara de Comercio de Puerto Rico
  • Carraízo Embellece
  • Casa de la Bondad
  • Centro de Ayuda Social Graneros del Cielo Inc.
  • Coalición de Coaliciones Pro Personas Sin Hogar de Puerto Rico Inc.
  • Coalición de Sabiduría COVID-19 de PR COSACO (auspicio fiscal)
  • Coalición para un Puerto Rico Saludable
  • Eco Exploratorio: Museo de Ciencias de Puerto Rico
  • El Mundo de los Muñecos: Puppet World Inc.
  • Fundación Yo Puedo
  • Hispanic-American Institute, Inc.
  • Jóvenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo Inc.
  • Junta Comunidad Solar Toro Negro Inc.
  • Mujeres de Islas
  • PryMed Medical Care Inc.
  • Puerto Rico Public Health Trust
  • One Stop Career Center of Puerto Rico
  • Red por los Derechos de la Niñez y la Juventud
  • Solo por Hoy
  • Taller Salud
  • Vamos Concertación Ciudadana

What do they do? Press here.

We invite donors to contribute and help us amplify the outreach of the strategy.

  1. Go to www.fcpr.org. In the menu, choose Donate Now; read instructions and choose Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund.
  2. Donate to our crowdfunding in Global Giving: t.ly/7RwXE
  3. Send a check to Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico, PO BOX 70362, San Juan, PR 00936-8362. Please, write the name of the fund, Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund, and the purpose, COVID-19.

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