maría fund

Supporting a Community of Social Justice Organizations and Movements in Puerto Rico

The María Fund was created on September 2017 by the Center for Popular Democracy in partnership with Puerto Rican organizations Taller Salud and G8/Proyecto ENLACE to support frontline efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane María.  Recognizing that vulnerable communities are hit the hardest by climate disasters and are far too often left underserved by relief agencies, the María Fund was conceived to move resources to grassroots initiatives and community organizations that are part of an infrastructure that has the capacity to fulfill needs over the short and long-term.

 
 
 
Glenny Alvarez, líder comunitaria y participante del Caldero de las Ideas del Colectivo ILÉ posa para un retrato en su hogar en El Barrio San Antón, Carolina, P.R., el 23 de abril de 2019.

Glenny Alvarez, líder comunitaria y participante del Caldero de las Ideas del Colectivo ILÉ posa para un retrato en su hogar en El Barrio San Antón, Carolina, P.R., el 23 de abril de 2019.

 
 
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Mobilizing

Frontline Efforts

The Fund supports grassroots organizing of vulnerable communities.. For a list of initiatives that we support, click here.

The Fund supports long-term efforts.  While we supported critical immediate relief needs after the hurricane, moving forward, we are committed to resourcing organizations building power among communities in Puerto Rico. To learn more, click here.

Puerto Ricans decide. Our Staff and Governance Committee is made up of people who live in Puerto Rico, or are of Puerto Rican descent living in the U.S. All funded organizations are based in Puerto Rico. To get to know the people behind the María Fund, click here.

 
 
Iris Climent, 28, posa para un retrato en la sede de Mujeres de Islas en Culebra, P.R., el 23 de abril de 2019. Climent trabaja a tiempo completo como participante del Proyecto Siembra, de Mujeres de Islas.

Iris Climent, 28, posa para un retrato en la sede de Mujeres de Islas en Culebra, P.R., el 23 de abril de 2019. Climent trabaja a tiempo completo como participante del Proyecto Siembra, de Mujeres de Islas.

 
 
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Supporters

 

Individual Donations

Tens of thousands of individuals have generously donated, making up more than half of the funds we’ve received. Be a part of this community. Subscribe to our mailing list below.

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Foundation Grants

Dozens of foundations interested in supporting Puerto Rico have funded this work. Are you or someone you know connected to a foundation? Contact us.

Fundraising Activities

Individuals and groups self organize fundraisers to support us or our grantees. Are you considering hosting an event or starting a crowdfunding campaign? Tell us more.