Press Releases

For media inquiries, contact our VP of External Affairs Monica Tavares at media@hispanicfederation.org.


11.10.2017

Media Advisory for Saturday, November 11
Puerto Rican relief mission:  40 volunteer nurses on donated Hispanic Federation charter flight; critical healthcare, medicines and supplies en route

A volunteer delegation of 40 registered nurses of the New York State Nurses Association will depart JFK Airport on Saturday morning, November 11 – 11 AM, from General Aviation Terminal Building 145 (see driving instructions below and arrival information) on a chartered flight funded by the Hispanic Federation. Nurses will be deployed and medicines and supplies delivered for use in the most needed areas. The efforts of NYSNA and the Hispanic Federation will save lives on the devastated island, where many thousands are cut off in remote areas and in desperate need of medical attention.


11.7.2017

Hispanic Federation Launches $2.5 Million Amanece / Road to Recovery Fund to Power Long Term Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

Federation Joins “Hamilton: An American Musical” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Announce  First Seven Grantees

Award-winning actor, composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, in conjunction with the Hispanic Federation, today announced that the organization is taking applications for a $2.5 million fund to seed innovative nonprofit projects that aim to build a stronger and more resilient Puerto Rico from island-based groups. 

 


11.7.2017

Hispanic Federation lanza la iniciativa Amanece / Camino a la recuperación de $2.5 millones para apoyarlos esfuerzos a largo plazo para la recuperación de Puerto Rico

Se une al creador de “Hamilton: An American Musical” Lin-Manuel Miranda para Anunciar las Primeras Siete Organizaciones Beneficiadas

El actor, compositor y escritor Lin-Manuel Miranda, ganador de premios y creador de famosos musicales, junto a la Hispanic Federation anunció hoy que la organización está recibiendo solicitudes como parte de un fondo de $2.5 millones creado para financiar innovadores proyectos de agrupaciones comunitarias sin fines de lucro que tengan como objetivo construir un Puerto Rico más fuerte, con más resistencia y poder de recuperación.


10.27.2017

Hispanic Federation Sends Largest Aid Package Received by the Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico


Hispanic Federation delivers the largest donation given to the Mayor and the Coliseum since Hurricane Maria. Hispanic Federation’s President José Calderón and Senior Vice President Frankie Miranda delivered 220,000 pounds of essential goods including water, canned goods, baby food and other essential supplies to Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


10.23.2017

AFT, Operation Blessing International, AFSCME, Hispanic Federation Launch Operation Agua to Provide Safe Water to Puerto Rico Families


Responding to the water crisis in Puerto Rico, the AFT; Operation Blessing International; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and the Hispanic Federation launched Operation Agua to crowdsource contributions and provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico. 


10.17.2017

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and The Hispanic Federation Relief Effort, Announce $300,000 Grant to Beta-Local’s El Serrucho: Hurricane Maria Emergency Relief Fund

(New York, NY) –The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Lin-Manuel Miranda through The Hispanic Federation Relief Effort today announced emergency grants totaling $300,000 to aid the artists and cultural workers of Puerto Rico struggling to recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. The $100,000 grants from each partner were made to El Serrucho: Hurricane Maria Emergency Fund, recently launched by the San Juan-based arts organization Beta-Local.


10.17.2017

Hispanic Federation Raised $14 Million for Puerto Rico Relief and Recovery Efforts


Hispanic Federation has raised $14 million in just 24 days through the Unidos Disaster Relief & Recovery Program, which was established after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20.

Facing the worst natural disaster in Puerto Rico’s history, people of different backgrounds and from different places have come together as one to provide a helping hand. As of October 14, donations have been received from more than 100,000 people from all 50 states, every US territory, and from 23 countries around the world. The average donation is $103.


10.6.2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Artists for Puerto Rico Unveil “Almost Like Praying”


Lin-Manuel Miranda and 22 of his musically talented friends have released a new song to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.


9.21.2017

"Unidos": A Hurricane Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico


HF and Coalition of Community Organizations & Elected Officials Launch “Unidos”: A Hurricane Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico A coalition of New York City civic leaders including Mayor Bill DeBlasio, U.S. Congress Members Nydia Velázquez and Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have joined the Hispanic Federation and its partnering community based organizations to launch “Unidos” (United), a hurricane relief fund to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.