Cover photo for Puerto Rico Poptiendas Grant

Puerto Rico Poptiendas Grant

Hispanic Federation Puerto Rico

Closed June 1, 2019

With a budget of over $1M available, the goal of this initiative is the donation of eco-friendly steel shipping containers specially adapted for use as shops (commercial establishments) to help in the renovation or startup of retail businesses and services in Puerto Rico.

Hispanic Federation recognizes that small businesses are the economic engine of our communities, that is why the goal of PopTiendas is to support economic recovery efforts on the island by helping small business owners and non-profit organizations restart their operations.

Additionally, the program seeks to boost entrepreneurial spirit in Puerto Rico by granting PopTiendas to individuals who wish to start new business as well as to community-based, non-profit organizations.

PopTiendas measure 8’ x 20’. This format offers an environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient commercial space for different types of businesses and community projects in Puerto Rico.

The PopTienda initiative is made possible in part thanks to the generous additional support of Coca-Cola Company and Prudential Financial, Inc.


The PopTiendas are specially modified, weather-resistant steel containers and many will be equipped with solar panels, rainwater collection systems and potable water storage, cold drink equipment, generators, and food service equipment. The PopTiendas are available in various sizes, ranging from small to large: Mini (8’x8’), Kiosko (8’X10), Colmado (8’X20’) and Colmado Mediamente (8’X40’). Each POPTienda can be customized based on the business plan of the grantee.

Application Instructions

When the application is open, apply online at this link.



June 1, 2019

Financial Instrument


Total Program Funding


Updated November 20, 2021

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