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Carioca Youth Tell Their Stories for Carioca Fund Competition

The Carioca Fund of BrazilFoundation continues to support the professional training of young people from communities in Rio de Janeiro. As it has done in the last two years, the Carioca Fund launched a contest to encourage young people to discover and develop their artistic talents and learn more about the opportunities for work in […]

BrazilFoundation partners with Neiman Marcus to Host Lunch for community of Supporters

On November 1st, Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, Chief Executive Officer of Itaú Private Bank International, and Beatriz Santos hosted a lunch at Neiman Marcus—Coral Gables to raise awareness for the social causes supported by BrazilFoundation. Over lunch, guests learned about the philanthropic activities of the Foundation during a talk given by Guilherme Franco, founder of the Plan […]

Organizations supported by BrazilFoundation are among the winners of the FINEP award for innovation

Two organizations supported by BrazilFoundation this year are among the winners of the 2013 FINEP Innovation Award: the Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (IPTI) won in the category of  Research Institute on Innovation and Technology for the northeast region; Ecology and Action (ECOA) won  in the category of Social Technology for the Midwest region. […]

BrazilFoundation Grantee is Only Brazilian Organization to Win Ashoka International Challenge

The Associação Coletivo Popular de Saúde e Cultura de Mandacaru (Association Health and Culture Collective of  Mandacaru), a BrazilFoundation 2013 grantee, located in Paraíba, is 1 of the 8 winners of the Ashoka: Nutrients for All competition. The project Cozinha Verde: Transformando Orgânicos e Gerando Renda (Green Cuisine Project: transforming organic produce and generating income), […]

David Hertz and Alex Atala Speak at BrazilFoundation Talk Series

For years, BrazilFoundation has held a talk series with leaders from the nonprofit sector. Last Friday night, David Hertz spoke about the organization he founded, Gastromotiva, which uses gastronomy as a tool for social inclusion. The organization offers culinary training for young adults living in low-income communities; 93% of Gastromotiva graduates have found employment upon […]

“Action for Life” (Ações pela Vida) Workshop Discusses Issues Faced by People Living with HIV/AIDS

The Fênix Association (Associação Fênix) held its second “Action for Life” (Ações pela Vida) Workshop in Curitiba on October 3-6, which brought together young people throughout Brazil who live with HIV and AIDS, along with their families, professionals, community leaders and institutions who have joined the fight against AIDS. The Fênix Association is a BrazilFoundation grantee this […]

BrazilFoundation XI Annual Gala New York

The BrazilFoundation held its 11th Annual Gala at the Museum of Modern Art, one of New York City’s grandest landmarks. The Foundation welcomed major philanthropists from Brazil and the United States, who are dedicated to supporting the Foundation’s mission of changing the social reality of Brazil. The Gala was sponsored by Itaú Unibanco and Cidade Jardim […]