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WHO WE ARE

FPR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to unleash Puerto Rico’s potential in the global economy, so more people can live, visit, work, and invest in our beautiful island. Our targeted economic development and resilience programs work hand in hand with our community partners, providing resources, training, funding, and networks that improve the local economy from within. 

We go from knowledge to action, combining innovative, data-driven thinking with strong field-based work across more than 32 communities. We’ve supported over 600 small businesses and collaborated with over 100 local and national NGOs. Our mission control runs out of El Colaboratorio, an 8,700-square-foot facility in the heart of Santurce equipped to foster collaboration, sharing new ideas, and creating synergies among other NGOs—all united by the goal of transforming Puerto Rico. Our motto, “there is no future in rebuilding the past,” reflects our transformative vision and dream for the future of our island: a prosperous Puerto Rico that unleashes the talent, creativity and passion of its people.

Our collaborative approach to problem-solving is what’s made us a trusted and reliable partner and recipient of a number of prestigious federal and public grants from entities such as the USDA Rural Development Agency, the US Economic Development Agency, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Support from these partners allows us to operate our programs with the highest compliance standards.

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FOUNDATION FOR PUERTO RICO:

A BRIEF HISTORY

2011
FPR was founded with the goal of becoming a thought leader in the economic development of Puerto Rico.
2011
2013
Established a think tank unit focused on research, public policy and coalition building.
2013
2015
Focused efforts around researching, advocating, and promoting the Visitor Economy as Puerto Rico’s best strategy for achieving short to medium term economic growth.
2015
2016
Developed working plans that created a local DMO (Destination Marketing Organization) as a recognized worldwide tourism best practice.
2016
2017
VIEWPR, Act 17, Hurricanes Irma and María, $4M in funds, Fiscal Sponsor to local NGOs, Economic Recovery Programs
2017
2018
Whole Community Resiliency Program (WCRP)
2018
2019
Bottom Up, WCRP design, Emprende 360
2019
2020
Earthquake Relief Fund, New Regions for Bottom Up, COVID-19, WCRP Interactive map & conference
2020

THE

TEAM

Jon Borschow

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Annie Mayol

President & Chief Operating Officer

Damaris Ocasio

Chief Financial Officer

Ana López

Vice President of Development & Communications

Ana Frontera

Economic Development Programs Director

Brian English

Development Director

Félix Aponte

Senior Program Officer

Niulka Quiñones

Human Resources Director

Carla Martorell

Development & Communications Manager

José Rivera

WCRP Communications Manager

Andrea Castro

Grants Manager

Luis Laguna

Marketing & Production Manager

Francis Pérez

Research & Analysis Manager

Jaime Rodríguez

Research & Analysis Manager

Anneliz Oliver

Program Manager - Emprende 360°

Carlos Ayala

Program Manager - Bottom Up

Christian López

Program Manager - Bottom Up

Michelle Torres

Program Manager - Bottom Up

Luz Rodríguez

Grants Manager

Francisco Chévere

Community Grants & Compliance Lead

María McCormack

Community Outreach Lead

Marisa Rivera

Research Data Analyst

Kevin O. Pérez

Procurement Officer

Hazel Garay

Accounting Coordinator

Mariany González

Facilities Coordinator

Ramón Quiñones

Project Coordinator

Carmen Villanueva

Community Outreach Coordinator

Marie Ann González

Regional Community Outreach Coordinator

Soraya Flores

Regional Community Outreach Coordinator

Rosamaría Ramírez

Regional Community Outreach Coordinator

César García

Regional Planning Associate

Lourdes Pérez

Regional Planning Associate

María Gabriela Méndez

Regional Planning Associate

Zaimara Vera

Regional Planning Associate

Jorge Carrasquillo

Grants and Compliance Officer

Valery Alicea

Grants and Compliance Officer

Vladimir García

Administrative Coordinator

Verónica Montalvo

Procurement Associate

Verónica Rodríguez

Copywriter & Translator

Lydette Lanzó

Communications Content Associate

Nelson Villalobos

Development Associate

Joshua Candelario

Accounting Associate Clerk & Support

Pedro J. Vélez

Compliance Office Internal Auditor

THE

BOARD

Jon Borschow

Chairman & Cheif Executive Officer

Graciela Eleta

Vice Chairwoman

Rafael Ortiz

Treasurer

Ingrid Rivera

Secretary

Dr. Rafael Bras

Director Emeritus

Alexander Borschow

Ronald Castro

Milton Cruz

Vicente Feliciano

Daneris Fernández

Ramón Mellado

Juan Antonio Ramos

Ricardo

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