This fund is launching its third round of grant making with two requests for proposals relating to recovery on the island and relocation of Puerto Rican evacuees in Massachusetts. Our goal with the Recovery phase is to advance and enhance initiatives, projects, organizations, and partnerships centered on catalyzing opportunities for growth and sustainability in the following key areas on the island: economic empowerment and green/climate resiliency initiatives. Strong consideration will be given to projects that include citizen-led and community-based engagement and advocacy.Learn more
The Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund is a field-of-interest fund dedicated to grassroots relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and to support grassroots organizations helping Puerto Ricans displaced to Boston and the Commonwealth as a result of the destruction. Established as a partnership between the Boston Foundation and the Latino Legacy Fund (which is housed at TBF), the fund is advised by an Advisory Board of local Latino leaders, public officials and experts from the Massachusetts Puerto Rican diaspora community.
The money raised will be invested in three areas: disaster relief, sustainable rebuilding and capacity building for NGO’s in Massachusetts, as a substantial migration of Puerto Ricans to Boston and throughout the Commonwealth is expected in the months ahead. Up to one third of the funds raised will be distributed for relief efforts, and two thirds will support recovery and reconstruction in Puerto Rico and relocation efforts in Massachusetts.
La Fundación Comunitaria de Boston aportará sus servicios de manera gratuita. Los fondos recaudados se invertirán en tres áreas: manejo de desastres, reconstrucción sustentable y apoyo a organizaciones no gubernamentales en Massachusetts, en previsión a la llegada de refugiados puertorriqueños al estado. Un tercio del fondo irá a esfuerzos de alivio; otro tercio se destinará durante dos años para proyectos de reconstrucción y recuperación económica que sean sustentables a largo plazo; el último tercio se dedicará a brindar apoyo a los esfuerzos de reubicación de boricuas en el estado de Massachusetts.
Contributions by Check
You can make a donation by sending a check to:
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
Checks should be made out to the Boston Foundation with the name Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico in the memo field.