Puerto Rico Community Foundation

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Puerto Rico Community Foundation, Inc.


    The Puerto Rico Community Foundation will provide support for organizations within the following fields of interest:

    • Community and economic development
    • Community improvement
    • Corrections and penology
    • Economic development
    • Education
    • Family services
    • Health
    • Housing development
    • Human rights
    • Human services
    • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Museums
    • Out-patient medical care
    • Public safety
    • Shelter and residential care
    • Youth development

    Projects serving the following populations are of special interest:

    • Economically disadvantaged people
    • Low-income people
    • People of Latin American descent

    Additional details about the current list of open solicitations can be found in Spanish at https://www.fcpr.org/grants/


    History of Funding

    The Puerto Rico Community Foundation gave a total of $8,508,698 in grants and contributions in 2018. Recent awardees include: Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, Centro Educativo Integral, YMCA of San Juan.

    Additional Information

    The Puerto Rico Community Foundation was established in 1984 in Puerto Rico.

    Funds may be used for the following purposes:

    • Capacity-building and technical assistance
    • Continuing support
    • Convening
    • Curriculum development
    • Emergency funds
    • Equipment
    • General support
    • Professorships
    • Program support
    • Publications
    • Research
    • Student aid
    • Technical assistance



  • Eligibility Details

    Giving is limited to Puerto Rico.

    Deadline Details

    See the foundation's website for specific deadline information for particular solicitations. The board meets in March, June, September, and December of each year and applicants usually notified of a decisions within two weeks of the board meeting.

    Award Details

    Awards vary based on scope and size of project. Awards can be up to $250,000, although most awards are less than $50,000.

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