​With great pleasure and pride, in December of 2019 we commemorated the first 40 years of Fundación Banco Popular. We celebrated four decades of service to Puerto Rico, a result of the dream we were able to transform into a reality in 1979.


Since then, we have come very far; we have learned and evolved. We have developed relationships, based on mutual respect and trust, with the organizations that we work with. We have focused our resources and established evaluation mechanisms to ensure the effectiveness of our investment. We have made Popular employees a key part of our work. We have developed programs to support leaders of the non-profit sector and help them strengthen administrative skills to ensure the sustainability of their organizations. 

We have encouraged partnerships and the sharing of learnings and ideas. We institutionalized the value of collaboration through the creation of the Community of Collaboration and Social Innovation (CCIS by its Spanish acronym) within the Fundación Banco Popular headquarters and have developed proprietary programs to launch innovative models.

Natural disasters and situations like the one we are currently facing expose and, unfortunately, exacerbate social differences. As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Puerto Rico, we reiterate our commitment to work with our partners to address the challenges that we face today and in the future.

Our achievements make us proud and, more importantly, motivate us as we move forward.  The next 40 years will require new ways of thinking, acting and working towards the Puerto Rico that we desire: prosperous and dignified for all, where access to educational opportunities and a spirit of self-sufficiency promote excellence, ethics and civility.

We thank our partner organizations, fellow foundations, donors and volunteers for being a fundamental part of our journey. 

We will continue to work, together with you, with the level of commitment that has driven us until now.

We extend our appreciation to our Trustees for their commitment and dedication to Fundación Banco Popular.

  • Richard L. Carrión - President
  • Eduardo J. Negrón - Treasurer
  • Lcdo. Ernesto Mayoral - Secretary
  • Ignacio Álvarez
  • Camille Burckhart
  • Frankie Miranda
  • José Arbona
  • María Isabel Burckhart
  • Manuel Morales, Jr.
  • Miguel Vizcarrondo
  • Maria Awilda Quintana
  • Amanda Rivera