ICYMI: Hurricane Fiona Response

From Filantropic Puerto Rico: "Today, five years after Hurricane María, Hurricane Fiona has caused catastrophic rainfalls, major mudslides that have left whole communities inaccessible, rivers have overflowed causing tragedies and debris has blocked some of the main streets and highways across Puerto Rico. The hurricane also caused the fragile power grid to shut down, provoking an islandwide blackout that also left the majority of the population without access to clean water."

"The FORWARD PUERTO RICO Fund has spent the last five years supporting key nonprofit organizations and innovative projects that advocate addressing the layered crises facing Puerto Rico in an equitable manner, while increasing the resilience of vulnerable populations on the island. Once more, the FORWARD Fund of Filantropía Puerto Rico is present in the disaster and recovery response after Hurricane Fiona. We recognize that today's mobilization comes from long before 2017, and we remain committed to moving FORWARD towards a better and stronger Puerto Rico."

"Donations to the FORWARD Fund will focus on immediate relief, while supporting community organizations that contribute to moving Puerto Rico into a transparent, just and equitable process of recovery. As organizations deeply rooted in local communities, they pursue equal treatment, advocate for the most vulnerable, create innovative initiatives, mobilize volunteers and address basic needs. Their proximity and knowledge of their communities and people enable them to quickly and efficiently provide necessary services during the Fiona relief for an equitable response."

As immediate needs of the population are met, the funds raised will be used to ensure that these organizations help move Puerto Rico FORWARD.

Different ways to give to the Forward Fund: Fiona Relief

  • Credit Card and others
  • Wire Transfer: ACH Information
    Name of Bank: Banco Popular
    Bank Address: PO Box 362708 San Juan, PR 00936-2708
    Name of Account Holder: Filantropía Puerto Rico, Inc.
    Account Number: 011837934
    ABA Routing Number: 021502011
  • Grant: If your institution would like to make a grant, needs more information, or would like to join other funders in supporting - please reach out to the Forward Fund Operations and Financial Director Anja Paonessa anja@filantropiapr.org 786-973-4548

"In our minds, constructing a better and stronger Puerto Rico is possible, and your support can help us make this possible. Keep in touch so you can join the conversation and strategize how to best support the social sector."