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BrazilFoundation Awards First Ever Excellence Prize

The Excellence Prize was created because BrazilFoundation understood the importance of strengthening the technical and operational capacity of civil society organizations, and at the same time, because it recognized the absence of financial resources allocated toward this kind of institutional support. Thus, to fill this financial gap, the Foundation will award single grants of R$ […]

Annual Project Selection

BrazilFoundation’s XII Annual Project Selection has been completed, and after 6 months of careful review and analysis, we are happy to announce that 26 projects will receive grants in 2013. The funds for these projects were raised at the X Annual Gala held in New York in September of last year and at the II […]

BrazilFoundation Visits New EPC Site in Paramoti

Paramoti, a small city in rural Ceará, now has a new school for students preparing for the “vestibular” university entrance exam. The vice-president of BrazilFoundation, Susane Worcman, attended the inauguration of the building on March 19 ; she was very moved when she learned that the Escola Popular Cooperative (Popular Cooperative School), EPC Paramoti, was able […]

CEPFS wins award from the Brazilian Federal Government

CEPFS (Center for Popular Education and Social Formation) received the Mandacarau Prize from the Brazilian Federal government for developing ingenious system for recycling rainwater. The prize recognizes organizations that develop “innovative projects and practices for the access of water in semiarid regions of the country.” CEPFS, which operates in the sertão in the state of Paraiba, won […]

David Hertz speaks about Gastromotiva in Miami

On the eve of the Miami Gala, the honoree David Hertz gave a talk at the home of Maria Carolina Tavares de Melo. He told the story of how he founded Gastromotiva, a culinary school for underprivileged young adults. After spending more than seven years travelling the world, David returned to São Paulo to start […]

BrazilFoundation Hosted Its 2nd Annual Gala in Miami

BrazilFoundation hosted its 2nd annual gala in Miami at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on March 26, 2013. Sponsored by Graff Diamonds, Crédit Agricole and Carla Amorim, the evening honored influential social investors, David Hertz and Tony Kanaan, and brought together more than 400 leaders from the worlds of business, diplomacy, academia, fashion and art to generate resources […]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Racial Discrimination is pervasive in Brazil, and historically the black population has experienced the lowest levels of schooling and limited access to health services. N’zinga, an organization supported by the BrazilFoundation in 2012, is fighting against these inequalities every day in Minas Gerais. BrazilFoundation funded the project “Quilombolas Confronting HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis,” through which […]

Fundo Carioca brings together Cariocas for an exchange of ideas

With different experiences of the city and a common interest in the future of youths who seek accreditation opportunities and work, eight cariocas met Tuesday afternoon to exchange ideas about the Carioca Fund’s performance and the possibility of joining forces. The conversation turned on the need to mobilize human and financial resources to meet market […]

The Network of Women Producers of Pajeú Wins 3rd Place in Award from the Brazilian Government

The Network of Women Producers of Pajeú (The Rede de Mulheres Produtoras do Pajeú)–a 2010 grantee–won 3rd place for the Award for Rural Women for a Sustainable Brazil (Prêmio Mulheres Rurais que Produzem o Brasil Sustentável) awarded by the Brazilian Government. The initiative, supported by the Special Secretary of Policies for Women of the Republic […]