Help for Puerto Rico

Organizations to Donate to for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico.

This list is pulled from a document compiled by Dr. Vanessa Díaz, Cesar Chávez Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College and is circulating on social media.

Here’s a list of reputable organizations to donate funds to both off and on the island and information on local specific item donation efforts on the U.S. mainland. Volunteer opportunities for Relief Work in Puerto Rico are also here.


*NOTE: Efforts to get necessary goods to PR requires work off the island, which is why orgs on the mainland that consistently serve the island (like National Boricua Human Rights Network in Chicago) are so important to support. Also, if you’re interested in volunteering, please register for one of the orgs below rather than just showing up on the island. It is important that relief efforts are organized during these difficult times.

Maria Fund (by Taller Salud, the G8 of Caño Martín Peña, and other local, grassroots organizations):

This fund is housed at the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), and governed by organizations like Puerto Rico-based Taller Salud, the G8 of Caño Martín Peña, and other local, grassroots organizations

National Boricua Human Rights Network

Make checks payable to:

National Boricua Human Rights Network Chicago

Attn: Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

PAYPAL: [email protected]


The Puerto Rican Agenda: Project Pallets and Planes


Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico

Sustainable Farming Support: Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico

A 28-year-old grassroot organization that works and promotes agroecology within the food sovereignty struggle. Boricuá, is the official Chapter in Puerto Rico of the international peasant movement: La Vía Campesina (LVC)- Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC). Boricuá, is a network of peasants (campesinos/as), farmers, farm workers, educators and activists that are deeply involved in a national social justice movement that builds a sustainable agriculture platform for small and medium scale peasants and farmers. Recently hurricane María had a great impact in Puerto Rico. The country is completely classified as a disaster zone. All of the agriculture is gone. Even though ageoecology farms have been proven to be resilient, the impact of María was so strong that green landscapes and ecosystems in Puerto Rico are now brown with lots of fallen trees. So, we are asking anyone that can help to donate whatever you can to help our organization and peasant network bounce up again.

You can donate directly to the Organización Boricuá bank account, Banco Popular Account: #162039034 or by PayPal: [email protected]


Institute for Socio-Ecological Research (ISER) Caribe

Ryan Hamilton is working with to coordinate the purchasing of water filtration units of 60-gallon capacity that can be deployed in affected areas of Puerto Rico. Each system is $200. ISER Caribe is a recognized non-profit so all your donations are tax deductible


Institute for Socio Ecological Research Inc.

PO Box 3151

Lajas, PR 00667-3151

Via Cabo Rojo Coop

Routing Number 221582310

Account#/ NÚMERO DE CUENTA 1011724826

or click here to donate via paypal

If interested in contributing to this effort please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] with any questions


Acacia Network


Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico

tel: (787) 728-8500

Caritas Puerto Rico

tel: 787 300-4953

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico

tel: 787-721-1037

ConPRmetidos: Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund


tel: 787-773-1100


Hurricane Maria Children’s Relief Fund


Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas


Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos


Acciones Alimentarias


Vieques en Rescate


Solar Libre


Iniciativa Comunitaria


Americas for Conservation + the Arts


Animal Donations:


Animals of Culebra


Save a Gato

PayPal : [email protected]


Local Drop Off Donation Locations

*NOTE: I do not know much about this doc, so please do your due diligence and look into the org/drop off location to ensure you feel comfortable donating there


For Volunteers/Para Voluntariado-

*note orgs ask that people not go to Puerto Rico to help on their own as they could create an additional burden


Centro Para el Desarrollo del Voluntariado

Project Hope medical volunteers

Puerto Rico Chapter: Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

*volunteers interested in connecting with public services and disaster relief organizations.


Tech Help:

If you have coding, programming, or technical skills, Startups of Puerto Rico has opened a registry to connect with organizations or agencies with pressing needs in Puerto Rico.

This “inventory” of talent will be connected with opportunities to help develop support services or create and innovate new solutions.


Federal Employee Volunteer:

If available, please send an email to [email protected] and include your name, federal agency, position, and location. Also indicate if you are fluent in Spanish, if you have an ICS qualification, and a background in law enforcement, military, search and rescue, or any other prior emergency response participation effort.


Center for Puerto Rican Studies Volunteers


#SF4PR San Francisco’s efforts to support victims of Hurricane María.


Restore the Power: Puerto Rico Public Radio


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