About El Fondo Boricua


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) 

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Join us for an evening with Latin Jazz and Salsa Icon Eddie Palmieri who will be performing a concert to raise funds for the continued on going recovery efforts in Puerto Rico presented by El Fondo Boricua Hurricane Relief Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation. 

Get your tickets today!


El Fondo Boricua nEWS

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


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.



Contact Us



El Fondo Boricua of the Saint Paul Foundation

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


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

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