El Fondo Boricua is a donor advised fund through the St. Paul & Minnesota 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.
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.
Elsa Vega-Pérez (Founder and Advisor 2005-)
María Isa Pérez-Hedges (Successor Advisor)
El Fondo Boricua provided funding to the community of Comerío, Puerto Rico. Through donations to El Fondo Boricua we were able to grant the We Are Puerto Rico project with aid to purchase their Community center, fund Health and wellness, Youth, Multicultural arts and agricultural programing . Thank you. Gracias a todos
Recent footage from a local in Puerto Rico of Hurricane hitting the island on September 18th, 2022.
- 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 Colegio High School
Members of Puerto Ricans In Minnesota Committee (PRIM) will lead a gathering in front of the Boricua Mural at El Colegio High School in Sout...
El Colegio High School
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 Minnesota Foundation will be sent to Non-profits working on the Island vetted by Foundations.
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
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.
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.
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Special thanks to everyone who has donated to El Fondo Boricua Hurricane Relief Fund.
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