July 2018 Grantees: Recovery
Casa Pueblo - $50,000 (Adjuntas, green energy/solar)
To install solar powered electrical systems for families whose medical needs are dependent on constant power, in the rural highlands of central Puerto Rico.
Grupo Guayacán - $50,000 (San Juan metro, microenterprise)
To expand their EnterPRize Competition to provide $2000 to 20 start-up venture teams to restart operations, keep their doors open, and resume their path to growth, and provide a Resiliency Special Track Prize of $2,500 to one top performing start-up team.
Para la Naturaleza - $50,000 (island-wide, sustainable agriculture)
To retrofit a community center with electricity supplied by solar energy and a high capacity water filtration system, and assist 3 agro-ecological farmers with micro-grants to help jump-start agricultural production.
Fidelicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martin Peña - $45,000 (San Juan metro, sustainable infrastructure)
To launch a rainwater detention and harvesting pilot project in the Buena Vista Santurce community, designed to reduce the risks of flooding, water contamination and exposure to health risks in this lower-income community.
Centro para Emprendedores - $40,800 (Isabella/Aguadilla, microenterprise)
To support the Bottom Up Business Recovery project, which is jointly led by Centro para Emprendedores and Foundation for Puerto Rico. The program strives to strengthen the business ecosystem on the northern side of Puerto Rico region through their tri-phase program of assessment, action plan development and coaching.
Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio (P.E.C.E.S.) - $35,000 (Punta Santiago, microenterprise)
To support the recovery of Punta Santiago as a tourist and culinary destination by reactivating micro-enterprises and entrepreneurship through technical assistance, and by improving entrepreneurs’ access to capital, equipment, and job programs and consulting services. The grant targets support for the region’s fishing and microenterprise sectors.
Puerto Rico Community Foundation - $30,000 (islandwide, green energy/solar)
To support the Foundation’s Gift of Life campaign to establish relief hubs across the island and provide 100 health clinics with solar-electric kits built to be resilient in the event of another disaster.
La Maraña - $30,000 (Humacao, sustainable infrastructure)
To expand their “participatory recovery model” titled Imaginacion Post Maria to a third community, the hard-hit eastern municipality of Humacao. This model beings communities through a long-term planning process of imagining, planning and building designed to support long-term change.
Centros sor Isolina Ferré - $25,000 (Ponce/San Juan, microenterprise)
To support Operation Solidarity Economy, which trains local clothing makers on personal development and entrepreneurship, through coaching and workshops on starting and managing a business, marketing and business analysis.
Foundation for a Better Puerto Rico - $25,000 (Culebra, sustainable infrastructure)
To support a project to rebuild Culebra's major tourist destination and economic engine, Playa Flamenco.
Foundation for Puerto Rico - $25,000 (Aguadilla/Isabella, microenterprise)
To support the purchase and distribution of “Basic Business Resiliency Kits,” including water collection and filtration systems, indoor-outdoor solar lamps and wi-fi satellite antennas to improve disaster resiliency.
IDEBAJO - $25,000 (Salinas/Guayama, green energy/solar)
To provide training and materials for community youth and other residents of the Jobos Bay communities to perform energy use inventories, understand energy conservation and efficiency and give the skills to install small scale rooftop solar and storage installations (solar kits) for vulnerable residents.
Incubadora Microempresa Bieke - $20,000 (Vieques, sustainable agriculture)
To support a six-month project that trains community members on small-scale crop cultivation and marketing as a means of developing microbusinesses on Vieques. Volunteers will also work towards creating educational materials and talks about sustainable agricultural practices, and host a local radio show and public gazebo events for the wider community.