Catalyzing Philanthropy in Puerto Rico
The CollaborativePR is a group of six foundations that have joined forces and resources to increase educational success for students in Loíza’s public high school. CollaborativePR works to support and promote Loíza’s students successful completion of high school and motivate them to continue with a post-secondary education and graduation from a university or other education programs through:
- University life planning
- Strengthening socio-emotional skills
- Improving academic achievement
The CollaborativePR has built a coalition of collaborators from various sectors to achieve its goals. It is supported by representatives of high schools, communities, municipalities, nonprofits, universities and the Puerto Rico Department of Education.
The foundations have been investing together since 2010. The first three years they supported a group of seven nonprofit organizations serving educational purposes, including at-risk youth and alternative schools. These organizations were: Alianza para la Educación Alternativa, Centro Esperanza, Instituto Nueva Escuela, Jóvenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Nuestra Escuela, Sapientis, and SER de Puerto Rico. The initial grants were for capacity building in the areas of financial sustainability and program evaluation. In 2014, the group decided to turn from a grant-making model to an outcomes-driven initiative, targeting the improvement of a specific group of participants in Loíza.
Meet the Founders of CollaborativePR
Guided by the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, the Flamboyan Foundation works to ensure students most impacted by inequity are prepared to succeed in school and beyond.
Ángel Ramos Foundation
The Angel Ramos Foundation works to improve the quality of life of Puerto Ricans by supporting non-profit institutions as they provide direct services to the community.
Banco Popular Foundation
The Banco Popular Foundation supports non profit organizations that promote education and community development programs that search for new ways to teach our youth in the communities they serve.
Provided cash assistance to local farmers to support immediate aid.
Organized free legal clinics to support housing‐related guidance and assistance.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Replaced computers and technical equipment for the school.