Ceiba Foundation New Logo
Our foundation is named after Puerto Rico’s national tree, the Ceiba, a tree that symbolizes strength and resistance, and that our Taíno and African ancestors believed was spiritually sacred. We were inspired to use this tree as our namesake because of the story of a 400-year-old Ceiba on Vieques that survived not only a brutal colonial plantation, but also bulldozing by the US Navy in 1940. Importantly, the Ceiba tree on Vieques also survived Hurricane María in 2017. In 2019, for the first time since being severely damaged by the hurricane, the ancient Ceiba on Vieques bloomed pink blossoms. 

Click here to learn more about the important roll Ceiba trees play in Puerto Rico’s ecosystem, and the cultural history and symbolism of these trees.


Fundación Ceiba is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for the 2024 - 2025 scholarship - "Give Back: Creating a Community of Scholars and Entrepreneurs", starting Tuesday January 16th, 2024. Application deadline has been extended until Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, 17:00 EST due to technical problems with the US Government processing of FAFSA applications.. Finalist interviews will be conducted via the web on the week of April 29th through May 5th, 2024. Scholarship awards will be announced Thursday, May 18th, 2024. Download Application Form. Additionally you can apply online here.