We care for the health and wellbeing of Puerto Rico
The objectives of the management and governance of Triple-S and its subsidiaries include enforcing the values and institutional commitments to the community, the environment, its employees and stakeholders, neighbors, and investors. Triple-S promotes strategic collaboration with external organizations, including non-profit organizations that address the needs of vulnerable populations and promote health equity.
We have established the Triple-S Foundation as an independent legal entity, as the philanthropic branch of the company. It seeks to address two social determinants of health: food insufficiency and emotional wellbeing (social isolation).
We are a nonprofit organization established in 2017 in order to extend the community outreach efforts made by Triple-S, respond to the needs Puerto Rico faced in the aftermath of Hurricane María, and channel the aid received from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to address this historic disaster. Aligned to Triple-S's vision of treating the individual in a comprehensive manner and addressing the social factors that affect the health of Puerto Ricans.
GuideWell donates $1 million to Triple-S Foundation to continue focusing on food insecurity and social isolationthrough community initiatives and campaigns promoting long healthy lives.
We settled important partnerships with non-profit organizations, foundations and community groups giving $445,428 in donations from 2020-21 and impacting 72,645 people.
We impacted communities affected by the earthquakes in the southern part of the Island and supported communities in their management of the COVID 19 emergency. We began working with two social determinants of health: food security and emotional wellbeing.
What do we do for Puerto Rico?
Triple-S Employee Volunteer Program
At the Triple-S Foundation, we serve as a liaison between nonprofit organizations and the corporate volunteer program "Di presente" to help communities. This program motivates employees to invest four hours of service in community outreach initiatives per month.
Collaborative efforts in educational campaigns related to the two social determinants: food security and emotional wellbeing.
The Foundation's achievements
- We extended the community outreach efforts made by Triple-S, responded to the needs Puerto Rico faced in the aftermath of Hurricane María, and channeled the aid received from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to address this historic disaster.
- In 2019, we focused our social investment on community outreach projects and initiatives that address food security, social isolation, and loneliness, all of which affect individual health.
- We have established important partnerships with non-governmental organizations, foundations, and community groups to promote local agriculture, provide access to fresh local food, contribute to food security among underprivileged populations, and encourage greater resilience and emotional wellbeing.
Our financial aid program responds to Puerto Rico's changing needs, prioritizing initiatives focused on food security and mental health. Organizations interested in requesting funds must be aligned with the Foundation's area of interest.
World Central Kitchen
Through the Plow to Plate program, we supported the growth of local agriculture, a fundamental step to achieve better access to nutritious food. The financial support to WCK helps impact agricultural projects and stimulates the development of farms, as well as urban and community vegetable gardens.
In order to address emotional wellbeing and social isolation, we conducted workshops focused on promoting greater interconnectivity between individuals and communities, brief counseling and support groups. The workshops have been developed through an agreement with the university.
Banco de Alimentos
It promotes food security in Puerto Rico. Our help is just an additional effort for the benefit of the most vulnerable population that is lacking access to food in our country.
It has connected local restaurants and farmers to offer more than 250,000 meals during this time in which food insecurity on the Island had gotten worse. The project buys crops from local farmers while chefs keep their restaurants open and employees working, at a smaller scale, for meal preparation.
Albergue El Paraíso
Since 1996, it offers food, essential services, and support to homeless people who need it to move forward.
It is an honor to support this organization in its work to provide a better quality of life, especially for those who suffer from social exclusion.
Comedor de la Kennedy
Comedor de la Kennedy and its leader, Chef Iván Clemente, have demonstrated their ability to serve a growing population that lacks access to food, and for this reason, we at Triple-S Foundation are very proud to have the opportunity to support them in their mission.
This organization from Humacao and much of the eastern region of the island is developing reconstruction initiatives and channeling funds after Hurricane María. We supported it in its efforts to strengthen its Sustainability Center, as well as its efforts to promote food security among the senior population.
This organization promotes the importance of empowerment in the communities. At Triple-S Foundation, we are very proud to support the members of this organization because many of their initiatives strongly resonate with our mission of supporting access to nutritious foods through the development of local agriculture.
It is the only program in Puerto Rico that provides food and medical nutrition therapies to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Fondita de Jesús
It serves more homeless people with a different profile: older adults, LGBTQ+ youth without family support, coming-of-age foster youth, and newly unemployed individuals, among others. Triple-S Foundation is honored to support them.
Centro Ramón Frade
It offers food to seniors and helps them socialize and fight loneliness.
Esperanza para la Vejez
This organization, founded in 1966, is now working on a pilot project about social connections in a low-income community in Bayamón to meet their needs and overcome the loneliness of dozen of elderly adults with chronic conditions.
Science and Education Research Foundation
This project combines research with an initiative to address food security and loneliness among older adults. They distribute fresh, locally produced food through their Cajita Mutua program, and collaborate with the Harvard School of Public Health to study trends in chronic, psychosocial and environmental diseases.
This project seeks to create open spaces for sharing knowledge, participation and social connection. They are promoting a generational juncture between young students of Nuestra Escuela and a group of elderly adults who live alone in the municipality of Caguas to prevent loneliness.
This organization promotes sustainability, organic farming and other services tailored to the needs of residents in the western area of the island, particularly in Las Marías and Maricao. Its Amo mis Abus initiative will provide hot meals and healthcare to elderly adults with chronic conditions who does not have support or resources and live alone.
It is health center 330 with an initiative for elderly adults called Proyecto Mesa, which promotes a healthy lifestyle using educational strategies to encourage healthy eating habits through the distribution of food baskets.
This organization focuses on providing emotional support services, companionship and food distribution to elderly adults who are part of the LGBT+ community and are highly vulnerable to discrimination, poor healthcare and loneliness.
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Members of the Board of Directors
Lcdo. Roberto García Rodríguez
Lydia R. Figueroa Cuevas
Dr. José E. Novoa Loyola
Lcdo. Carlos Rodríguez Ramos