Equity, Environment and Democracy in Puerto Rico - Funder Briefing in NY

Join Environmental Grantmakers Association and Neighborhood Funders Group

for a Funder Learning Breakfast in New York:

Intersection of Equity, Environment and Democracy in Puerto Rico
When: Monday, April 13, 9:00-11:15 am ET
Where: Philanthropy New York, 79 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

As in many places in the United States, economic, social and environmental degradation in Puerto Rico disproportionally affects the island's most vulnerable populations. Investments that build community and ecological resilience can be key to ensuring that all Puerto Ricans benefit equally. Learn about updates on philanthropic support and collaborations underway in San Juan and around the island. Our distinguished panel will offer fresh thinking to systemic challenges and new models that may be applicable to other cities and regions in the U.S.

Join us for this follow-up session to the funder learning tour that took place last fall in Puerto Rico and part of a series of conversations that will be planned in the coming year.

Registration is required by April 10. To register, email register@philanthropynewyork.org with your name, title, organization, business mailing address, and phone number. Mention affinity group membership for complimentary registration.


  • Leticia Peguero (Moderator), Executive Director, Andrus Family Fund

  • Olivia Armenta, Associate Director and Relationship Manager for San Juan, 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation

  • Elizabeth Guernsey, Program Officer, Open Society Foundation

  • Larry Shapiro, Associate Director for Program Development, Rockefeller Family Fund

  • Janice Petrovich, Philanthropy Consultant, Fundación Ángel Ramos


  • Arturo Garcia-Costas, Program Officer, The New York Community Trust

  • Jose Garcia, Program Officer, Surdna Foundation

  • Jerry Maldonado, Program Officer, Ford Foundation