Since 2004, Fundación Dorada has impacted over 600 aging individuals and their families and over 3,000 in elderly centers.
As the only nonprofit in Puerto Rico focusing exclusively on this work, we have been able to make a lasting difference in the lives of Puerto Rico’s most vulnerable residents.
Our team is committed to serving our friends and neighbors who need us, and we’re counting on your support to help us continue this work. Donate today!
The effectiveness of your donations
Don Agustín Flores, 69, lived in difficult conditions with an income of only $ 280 per month. He needed to rebuild his house and he had the materials but he just could not do it alone. Our volunteers helped him in the reconstruction.
Doña María, from Corozal, also received the donation of a washing machine donated by Sam’s Club.
Who we are
At Fundación Dorada, we seek to transform the lives of the island’s elderly and disabled by increasing the commitment, understanding and respect of all Puerto Ricans for this important demographic.
Fundación Dorada was founded in 2004 to meet the growing needs of elderly Puerto Ricans living in poverty or subhuman conditions. Since that time, we’ve impacted hundreds of lives by improving their basic living conditions and their homes. We’ve also assisted over 3,000 elder people through more than 30 elderly care centers to ensure members who are alone or abandoned can be helped in some way.
Our organization’s initiatives
include individual projects and activities in the community, thanks to alliances with other non-profits in Puerto Rico, as well as to personal donations from individuals and families who wish to positively impact these communities.
Fundación Dorada consists of a Board of Directors, diverse committees and a group of dedicated volunteers that make it possible to evaluate and assist with the petitions we receive. Designated personnel in the organization evaluate each case to determine the real need, efficiently channeling and distributing available resources to the people who need it most.
We have federal tax exemption
In 2012, our organization was granted state tax exemption, and in 2016, Fundación was approved for federal tax exemption as a 501(c)(3). This allows individuals as well as corporations to support our mission through tax-deductible contributions.
What we offer:
Fundación Dorada helps elderly Puerto Ricans with a wide range of social, psychological and hygienic needs, including but not limited to:
- Secure and sterile bathrooms
- Mattresses or beds
- Handicapped-friendly adjustable beds, wheelchairs or walking canes
- Electrical appliances
- Roof sealing
- Volunteer support for debris removal or home cleaning (one time)
- Bed linens and personal attire
- Other basic need items
Fundación DOES NOT deal with construction, housekeepers, transportation or food, and we do not give cash for projects. Each case is handled individually, and we ensure any donations go toward improving recipients’ surroundings as well as physical and mental conditions.
What are the criteria for a person to receive help?
Fundación Dorada provides help to those who comply with most, if not all, of the following criteria:
65 years or older and/or a Medicare beneficiary
No economic resources for the requested service.
Not eligible for State or Veteran’s Administration benefits.
No social support system (family, friends or nearby neighbors who can provide necessary assistance)
Struggling with physical or mental limitations.
Accepting of visitations to their residence.
Willing to receive help.
Having basic skills or caretaker to use the requested service or equipment (electrical appliances, water heaters, adjustable beds, etc.).
If Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is requested and approved, steps will be taken to obtain consent from a licensed medical provider.
Where can i refer a case
Tel.: (787) 474-7083
E-mail: [email protected]
Fundación Dorada, Inc.
PO Box 71114
San Juan, PR 00936-8014
Please, include the following information:
- Person;s name and last name
- Telephone number
- Brief description of the situation
- Main needs
- Person making the referral