Hurricane Relief

Relief Efforts

Rebuilding After the Storm

In 2017, the island of Puerto Rico – home to 3.3 million – was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria was the worst natural catastrophe the island has seen in nearly a hundred years, leaving its infrastructure ravaged and thousands of residents without food, water, shelter, medical care, and electricity. In the face of this chaos, destruction, and despair, Puerto Ricans have shown remarkable fortitude, creativity, and resilience as they’ve worked to rebuild their lives.


We’ve raised $1.3 million to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.


Over the last year, hundreds of supporters and friends of Flamboyan have donated to help rebuild the island. Our staff in Puerto Rico, even as they have had to repair their own homes and support family members, have worked tirelessly to ensure that relief reached across the island to support the most urgent needs. Flamboyan’s relief work focused on supporting the immediate and critical humanitarian and rebuilding efforts of residents on the island. At the same time, we worked to ensure the island’s children were in school and learning by advocating for, supporting, and restoring the island’s educational systems.

Water for Schools

Watch Kenia Caraballo, a school principal, share some of the challenges that her school and community faced after the hurricane.

Funds at Work

Meet a Few of Our Grant Recipients

Centro Esperanza

Rebuilt dining room roof of school and provided lunches for Montessori School
children.

Off Grid Relief

Distributed solar energy kits in Utuado.

El Puente: Enlace Latino de Acción Climática

Provided supplies and solar lamps across the island.

P.E.C.E.S.

Provided humanitarian aid in the island’s eastern region including Humacao.

Para La Naturaleza

Provided cash assistance to local farmers to support immediate aid.

Ayuda Legal Huracán María

Organized free legal clinics to support housing‐related guidance and assistance.

Nuestra Escuela

Replaced computers and technical equipment for the school.

Casa Pueblo

Provided solar lamps in Adjuntas, Utuado, Lares, Castañer, Aibonito, Jayuya, Salinas, Vieques, Humacao, and Loíza, among others.

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From Rebuilding to Revitalization Through The Arts

Learn about how the Flamboyan Arts Fund is working to ensure that the arts is a driver of Puerto Rico’s revitalization.

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Catalyzing Philanthropy in Puerto Rico

At Flamboyan, we are working to innovate how strategic philanthropy is done in Puerto Rico. Learn about our efforts to catalyze philanthropy on the island.

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