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    Helping to promote food security and social connections in our vulnerable population

  • Promoting
    Puerto Rico's
    Wellbeing

    Fundación Triple-S
  • Food Security

    We promote local agriculture and access to nutritious food for vulnerable populations in Puerto Rico

    Fundación Triple-S
  • Emotional wellbeing

    We combat social isolation and promote mental health on the Island

    Fundación Triple-S
  • Natural disaster relief

    We make sure to channel aid to individuals and families after an emergency

    Fundación Triple-S

Social Impact Report

At Triple-S, our commitment to the well-being of members and communities is to promote progress and innovation to improve access to quality health services. Therefore, in 2023, we continued with this effort and worked on initiatives at the community level that advanced our mission and achieved a positive impact.

This video, "Creating Better Health," captures the scope and achievements we obtained with various programs, such as care for chronic diseases like diabetes; collaboration with the March of Dimes and the UPR Federico Trilla Hospital to educate pregnant women about their prenatal care; Dementia Friends, Proyecto Plenitud and AARP for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients; scholarships for students; and participation in events such as Uniendo Cabezas of the CAP Foundation for pediatric cancer patients.

Standing hand in hand with our customers, communities, and employees allows us to continue our mission of enabling healthy lives. At Triple-S, we are with you!

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.

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2024

As an effort to combat social isolation and loneliness, we received a visit from the Surgeon General of the United States. We created a scholarship fund for medical students and provided funds for a sociodemographic study of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce.

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2023

We promote research through two subsidized surveys to measure risk behaviors on social isolation and loneliness, and a new model of clinical intervention to address the impact in Puerto Rico.

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2022

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.

What do we do for Puerto Rico?

Programs

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.

Campaigns

Collaborative efforts in educational campaigns related to the two social determinants: food security and emotional wellbeing.

The Foundation's achievements

Our 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.

Grants program

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.

Our allies

  • 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.

  • Albizu University

    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.

  • #ChefsofPuertoRico

    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.

  • Iniciativa Comunitaria

    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.

  • P.E.C.E.S.

    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.

  • COSSAO

    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.

  • Bill’s Kitchen

    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.

  • Nuestra Escuela

    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.

  • Proyecto Plenitud

    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.

  • Prymed

    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.

  • Waves Ahead

    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

Thurman Justice

President

Lydia R. Figueroa Cuevas

Executive Director

Dr. José E. Novoa Loyola

Director

Lcdo. Carlos Rodríguez Ramos

Director

Gordon Bailey

Director

Ivelisse M. Fernandez Cruz

Director

Daryl Veach

Director

Edward Zayas Torres

Director

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