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The devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Puerto Rico are still unfolding, but one thing is certain — the island faces a long and challenging road to recovery and rebuilding. Puerto Ricans are living through intense destruction and suffering.

The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund (the Maria Fund) was launched to help communities hit hardest by the storm. In the immediate aftermath, the Maria Fund distributed emergency funds to several community-based organizations: Taller Salud in Loíza, the G8 of Caño Martín Peña in San Juan, and Centro para Desarrollo Político, Educativo, y Cultural in Caguas and delivered critically-needed supplies to the island.

To support the development of sustainable and just Puerto Rico, the Maria Fund supports critical community organizing efforts.

  • The Fund supports grassroots organizing of vulnerable communities on the frontlines. One hundred percent of monies raised are used to support organizing in Puerto Rico. For a list of initiatives supported by the Maria Fund, click here.
  • The Fund supports long-term recovery. The Maria Fund supports both critical immediate relief needs and projects and organizations needed over the long term to rebuild Puerto Rico in a just and equitable way. For more about the values of the Maria Fund, click here.
  • Puerto Ricans decide. Grants from the Maria Fund are decided by an Advisory Committee made up of Puerto Ricans from the island and the United States. For a list of committee members, click here.
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