The Seaflower Resilience Fund supports the Raizal Afro-Indigenous community’s self-determination and resilience agenda in the Western Caribbean islands of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina. Initiated by Panta Rhea Foundation, and administered through the Amalgamated Foundation, the Fund’s goals and priorities are collaboratively set by local Raizal and diaspora leaders.

In November 2020, Hurricanes Eta and Iota delivered back-to-back blows that devastated three Western Caribbean islands, knocking out 98% of the infrastructure in Providencia and Santa Catalina and causing hundreds of families in nearby San Andrés to lose their homes, businesses, and belongings. The islands have been home to the Raizales community for at least four centuries, and these seafaring people have been stewards of one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, and the Western Caribbean Sea.


In the wake of the storms, and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Raizal community’s grassroots movement for sovereignty and survival reactivated in line with their long history of organizing for self-determination and political autonomy.


A new era of leadership has begun to emerge, with islanders and their allies around the globe working together toward a unified vision of liberation and sustainability. Through the Seaflower Resilience Fund, collaboration with local leaders, and partnerships with global funders such as the Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations, Panta Rhea supports the Raizal people to rebuild their lives and reimagine a sustainable, sovereign future.


Panta Rhea has launched this fund with a generous offer to match donations.


If you represent a foundation

Join us as a funder partner by making an aligned grant that contributes to the Fund’s vision.


If you are an individual donor

Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Seaflower Resilience Fund and become an ambassador for the Fund’s vision.



The RDCC supports the integral and sustainable development of the Afro-Indigenous Raizal People of the Archipelago of San Andres, Old Providence and Santa Catalina, and that of its members, while promoting their rights to development and to self-determination. It seeks to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable development model for good living, a linguistically and culturally appropriate educational system, and a system of self-government.

Make a Donation

If you prefer to donate by check, please make the check out to Amalgamated Foundation with “Seaflower Resilience Fund” in the memo line and mail the check to:


Amalgamated Foundation
1825 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006


All contributions are tax deductible.

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The Seaflower Resilience Fund is administered by the Amalgamated Foundation, an independent nonprofit public charity. In addition to administering Combined Impact Funds like the Seaflower Resilience Fund, the Foundation also offers Advance Change Funds, donor advised funds uniquely committed to social change. Reflecting their shared commitment to positive social change, Amalgamated Foundation receives charitable contributions from and maintains service agreements with Amalgamated Bank, but is not a program or activity of Amalgamated Bank. For more information go to Variance Power: All gifts and grants to projects are subject to the Amalgamated Foundation’s authority to vary the terms of the gift. As stated in Article III, Section 1 (B) (4) of the Bylaws, the Foundation adheres to Treasury Regulation 1.170A-9(e)(11)(v)(B)(1), commonly known as the Variance Power. This allows the Foundation to “modify any restriction or condition on the distribution of funds for any specified charitable purposes or to specified charitable purposes or to specified agencies if, in the sole judgment of the governing body (without the necessity of the approval of any participating trustee, custodian, or agent), such restriction or condition becomes, in effect, unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment, or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community or area served.”