In 2012, ABRE Puerto Rico was born out of the restlessness of a group of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora with a deep interest in contributing to the island’s public policy discussions, using their great passions: technology and data analysis. One year later, ABRE was established formally as a nonprofit organization in Puerto Rico.
ABRE is a nonpartisan organization, focused on cultivating informed and active citizens in Puerto Rico. Through its programs, ABRE compiles and shares government data, using interactive technology for analysis and dissemination.
Since ABRE’s founding, its tools have been used by nonprofits, municipalities, federal and state agencies, and tens of thousands of citizens in Puerto Rico.
ABRE was initially financed by its founders, and made possible by the generous efforts and hard work of many volunteers. Since then, ABRE has received grants from the Knight Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, and The Banco Popular Foundation. To guarantee the independence of their work, ABRE does not receive funding from - or contract with - the government of Puerto Rico.