For more information about contributing to the fund, contact or 773-342-8865 x 105. PRAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation qualifies as a tax deduction to the extent allowed by law.

The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is honored and humbled to have raised private support for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. This generous response has inspired PRAA to launch its next phase of assisting Puerto Rico, focused on long-term economic recovery efforts for the arts and artists of Puerto Rico.

PRAA has created a new fund, Chicago for Puerto Rico Artistic Vitality Fund, specifically for artistic and cultural program activities in Chicago for artists from Puerto Rico.

The Chicago for Puerto Rico Artistic Vitality Fund is dedicated to creative projects presented by artists from Puerto Rico who have been affected and/or displaced by Hurricane Maria. PRAA will consider proposals from artists for one-time performing and visual arts projects. Priority will be given to projects that have an artistic connection to Chicago and that explore new opportunities to present visual and performing arts in Chicago. PRAA will also explore new avenues for collaborative projects with the local Chicago Puerto Rican artistic community.

PRAA now seeks individual, foundation or corporate donors who share this vision – who will help us showcase and sustain Puerto Rico’s unique artistic vitality by creating opportunities for the island’s artists in our City.

If you are an artist or musician who would like to be considered for the fund, please send a bio, headshot and 3-5 work samples to Artists will be contacted as funds and projects become available. No calls please.

PRAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.


This fund is closed.

On behalf of the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance and the National Museum of Mexican Art, our most heartfelt gratitude goes out to those who donated to the Chicago for Mexico and Puerto Rico Relief Fund. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and organizations across Chicago.

Money raised through the fund will help support rebuilding efforts and those that were affected by the earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. In the upcoming weeks funds will be equally disbursed and delivered to Red Cross Mexico (Cruz Roja Mexicana), the American Red Cross Chapter of Puerto Rico. and other non-profit organizations doing relief effort work in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Special thanks to the following groups, who donated to the fund:

Allstate Insurance Company
James E. Cannon
The David Cerda Revocable Trust
Maria B. Cerda
University Church
Barbara F Sherman
Jennie Cruz
Miguel and Lucy De La Rosa
Patricia A. Greene
Alice Wozniak
Susan Carter
Joseph and Susan Gronostajski
Gail Staunton
Mary Anne Rodgers
Royal Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets, Inc.
Angelo and Carmen Sanchez
Darnella Brown
Sylvia Mojica-Castillo and Ruben Castillo
Nancy and Leonard Pettrone
Brunilda and Samuel Santiago
Ronald Kaine
Salvador Insurance Agency, Inc.
Elba Morales
Charlene Daniels
Stephen Patterson and Annette Martinez
Robert Dalgula Jr.
Alicia Pepin
Mike Oquendo Events, Inc.
Organization of Latinos at Exelon
Joe’s Bar
Juan and Gladys Mendez
Patricia and Michael Garrity
Joel and Bonnie Haber
J.M. Yudow
Jonathan Temps
Dremain Moore
Thompson Coburn LLP
Jane Heron
Elba Santiago
Wintrust Bank
Elizabeth Morse & Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trusts
Anonymous via CCT