Mission & Strategy

VISION

A society where communities organize in different ways and implement resilient and socio-ecological strategies to improve equity and quality of life on the planet.

MISSION

Promote social well-being in Puerto Rico through community-based projects working towards equity and quality of life.

STATEMENT OF NEED

All meaningful change is local. As the traditional landscape for political action closes the door to the multiple voices and needs of the people, more communities are organizing local actions and becoming agents of change in their own contexts. When communities direct their own path and set the foundations of a more equitable society, those actions are more likely to have an enduring and global effect. Puerto Rico sits on a unique political landscape to direct its own path for equitable change.

Puerto Rico has a high number of registered non-profit groups. Most groups register in the Department of State, yet do not apply for local or federal tax exemption, limiting their abilities to receive funds to support their actions. Furthermore, as grassroots groups become organized and more involved with their mission, they find themselves thrown into an unfamiliar nonprofit field with legal, administrative and financial requirements, which can distract from their mission or even threaten their operation. The technical knowledge needed to manage groups with tax exemption is not always readily available to communities. This behind the scenes technical support can enhance local grassroots actions.

STRATEGY

We partner with community-based organizations to build a network of projects that promote the social well-being of communities across the archipelago of Puerto Rico. Our strategy is to build a network of local actions that share resources and responsibilities to stimulate equity and quality of life. Our programs strengthen these actions by working with individuals, groups and organizations that are leading projects in their communities in alignment with our mission.

SHARED RESOURCES PLATFORM

We work to establish and strengthen a network of common resources shared between our Alliances and Collaborations that believe and work in their communities to promote equity and quality of life.

GOALS

  • Support and strengthen actions that promote social well-being in Puerto Rico in Alliance with the groups and entities that lead them.Practice participatory, inclusive, effective, efficient, and transparent organizational management focused on the values we promote.
  • Practice participatory, inclusive, effective, efficient, and transparent organizational management focused on the values we promote.
  • Encourage collaborations, knowledge sharing, experiences, and initiatives that stimulate social well-being, equity and quality of life.
  • Promote fiscal sponsorship in Puerto Rico.
  • Establish a sustainable and attainable economic development structure, aligned to the Mission.