The purpose of the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico is to enhance the ability of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of vulnerable populations.
The Network members understand that the extraordinary organizations in which they have invested significant resources over the years are of heightened importance in these times of fiscal crisis. Nonprofit organizations help to provide a social safety net for the most impoverished, enrich cultural expression, support human development and strengthen democratic practice.
Effective solutions to the crisis are urgent, but still not clear. They undoubtedly require new ideas and the increased ability of civil society organizations to engage in policy debates, demand government transparency and participation in decision-making, and protect the rights of the marginalized. Solutions will also call for greater understanding on the part of the United States Congress and electorate regarding the causes and consequences of Puerto Rico’s crisis.
For the next two years, the principal priority of the Red de Fundaciones is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to develop and implement solutions to Puerto Rico’s economic crisis and protect society’s most vulnerable.
To advance this priority, we are partnering to invest in three principal activities over the next two years:
- To strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations;
- To inform public opinion; and
- To expand collaborative efforts and partnerships to stimulate Puerto Rico’s recovery.