El Fondo Boricua - St. Paul Foundation 101 Fifth Street East, Suite 2400 Saint Paul, MN 55101

Email: contact@elfondoboricua.org

El Fondo Boricua
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About El Fondo Boricua

History

El Fondo Boricua is a donor advised fund through the St. Paul Foundation founded in 2005  by Elsa Vega-Pérez.  It has raised funds towards the arts and social aid for the Puerto Rican and other Latino communities both locally in Minnesota and Nationally. 

El Fondo Boricua Hurricane Relief

Helping Puerto Rico through 

El Fondo Boricua Hurricane Relief

As of September 19th, 2017 El Fondo Boricua formed the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund through the administration of the Saint Paul Foundation.  Donated funds go to legitimate vetted non-profits that help in medical, emergency aid, development, and social services. 

El Fondo Boricua donors have the option to designate the funds to a 501c3 non-profit vetted organization doing hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico at the time donation is made. 

Tribute your donation towards medical relief, water, shelter, food, children,  elderly, transportation, cultural preservation, housing, etc. 



El Fondo Boricua Advisors

Elsa Vega-Pérez (Founder and Advisor 2005-)

María Isa Pérez-Hedges (Successor Advisor) 

EL FONDO BORICUA EMERGENCY EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Emergency Earthquake Relief Efforts

EL FONDO BORICUA EMERGENCY RELIEF

January  7th, 2020 the island of Puerto Rico experienced the worst earthquake  since 2014 striking 4:30 a.m. The 6.4 magnitude quake was followed three  hours later by a 6.0 magnitude aftershock. The island is still shaking  and has left millions of people without power and without water. El Fondo Boricua has continued to assist grants to vetted non-profit organizations and  projects assisting the island's emergency relief efforts since the  aftermath of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. We will be directing grants to further assist emergency aid working  with local organizations and projects on the island to help Puerto Rico  after the earthquake.

Minnesotans have reached out on how to  assist on going efforts in Puerto Rico and El Fondo Boricua is  fundraising to continue to aid emergency preparedness and overall  disaster relief in rebuilding Puerto Rico.

Please rest assured  that contributions made to El Fondo Boricua at the St. Paul and MN  Foundation will be sent to Non-profits working on the Island vetted by  Foundations.

El Fondo Boricua Bringing community together for Puerto Rico

- A community of donors came together after Hurricane Maria to establish El Fondo Boricua – a relief fund for Puerto Rico. ... In January 2020, the island of Puerto Rico experienced strong earthquakes and aftershocks. The island is still shaking and has left millions of people without power and without water.

El Fondo Boricua nEWS

El fondo boricua events

07/14/2019 Sunday

Coffee and Nae Butter for Puerto Rico @ B.Resale

12pm - 4PM

B.RESALE : 2613 NICOLLET AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Event Details

07/14/2019 Sunday

Coffee and Nae Butter for Puerto Rico @ B.Resale

EL FONDO BORICUA AND NAE BUTTER ARE DOING A POP-UP SHOP @ B.RESALE. 

ENJOY A CUP OF PUERTO RICAN COFFEE WHILE YOU SHOP AROUNDAND LEARN ABOUT THE PROJECTS IN PUERTO RICO THAT  EL FONDO BORICUA OF THE SAINT PAUL FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO SUPPORT!

12pm - 4PM

B.RESALE : 2613 NICOLLET AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS, MN

El Grito De Sunset Park water update from Aguadilla, PR.

Dennis Flores is a documentarian and the director of El Grito De Sunset Park Relief. Flores sent El Fondo Boricua an update on the lack of clean water and what Puerto Ricans in Aguadilla are doing to just stay alive. 

You can request to direct a donation to El Grito De Sunset Park Puerto Rico Relief Work through El Fondo Boricua in the tribute option located at https://givemn.org/fundraiser/el-fundo-boricuas-hurricane-relief-59c285597a757k

Donate to Visit Rico to aid Puerto Rico Farming.

Visit Rico's goal is to bring back hope to our farmers, especially the ones that work sustainably through farmer's markets on the island. 


Immediately following Hurricane Maria, Visit Rico has been working non-stop through relief efforts and fundraising which has supported over 20 farms in the areas of Adjuntas, Castañer, Maricao, San Germán, Yauco, Ciales, Lares, Aibonito, Cataño, Vieues, and Camuy.


Donate to Medical School Puerto Rico Outreach Fund

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Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Maria and its medical system and hospitals need supplies very urgently. Dr Miguel Fiol of University of Minnesota was there during the hurricane and volunteered at shelters and knows of the great need for PTSD mental health assistance along with insulin, antibiotics, dialysis equipment, asthma meds and other general medical supplies. The Medical School will work with clinical partners in Puerto Rico to provide medications, medical supplies, and other health assistance as needed.

DIRECT TO U OF MN MEDICAL SCHOOL PUERTO RICO OUTREACH FUND

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CONTACT@ELFONDOBORICUA.ORG

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El Fondo Boricua of the Saint Paul Foundation

ATTN: Mala Thao 101 5th Street Suite 2400 St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

651.224.5463

Be sure to tweet the hashtag #ElFondoBoricua on Social Media!

Special thanks to everyone who has donated to El Fondo Boricua Hurricane Relief Fund.

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