After years of economic hardship, then the devastating Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is in need of sustainable, long-term economic development. Supporting the island's creative economy by investing in arts, cultural, education, and entrepreneurship programs is one way to build a better Puerto Rico for the future.
A staggering 45% of Puerto Ricans live below the poverty line, meaning many families struggle with access to food, shelter, and basic social services. Hurricane Maria exacerbated the widespread poverty, leaving families homeless and without electricity for months. People who were already vulnerable before the hurricane-children, elderly people, and people with disabilities-need more support than ever to get the resources they need.
Puerto Rico has a long creative, cultural, and innovative history. When we invest in creativity, By harnessing the power of the diaspora and others who love Puerto Rico, we fund effective local nonprofits that do high-impact work. Schools, small businesses, and artist communities are the foundation of economic progress in Puerto Rico, so funding innovative solutions that work through these channels is essential.
We believe that funding local nonprofits that work in arts, education, and entrepreneurship invests in the next generation of Puerto Ricans to build a brighter future. Through sustainable economic development, Puerto Rico can rise out of poverty, educate future generations, and foster the creative culture we all know and love.