Building Sustainable Cultural Infrastructure in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is home to a thriving arts and humanities sector, despite years of disinvestment by government and private philanthropy and a recent series of natural and human-made disasters. A United States territory in Caribbean space, Puerto Rico is also a place where many of the Foundation’s strategic priorities intersect in complex and interdisciplinary ways. Our Puerto Rico initiative aims to sustain and enrich the archipelago’s vibrant cultural, knowledge, and memory ecosystems and the individuals who work within them. In collaboration with dedicated partners in Puerto Rico and its diaspora, our grantmaking activities are designed to redress past underfunding, address urgent needs, and build sustainable artistic, educational, intellectual, cultural, and archival infrastructure for the future.
Through our work in Puerto Rico and its diaspora, we seek to: