Associação Fundo Patrimonial Patronos da BrazilFoundation

Investing in Education to Transform Brazil

Fundo Patronos BrazilFoundation


The Fund’s proceeds will be used to finance projects and initiatives organized by the entire Unicamp community (students, teachers, researchers), with the objective of promoting education and helping students take advantage of all opportunities.

The Fund will be sustained through its initial capital, which will grow with help from individual donations. The Patronos Fund aims to distribute its funds through public calls for proposals to finance extracurricular courses, such as Decola Extras, as well as initiatives that foster entrepreneurship through mentorship programs and events, such as Hackaton Patronos and Trilha de Carreiras.

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About the Fund

Education transforming lives

Formation of new leaders

The fund was created by Unicamp students and alumni who believe in the transformative power of education and in the University’s contributions for scientific progress and leadership development.

Transparency, innovation, perpetuity, collaboration, diversity and interdisciplinarity are core Patronos values upheld by a foundation of volunteer boards, councils and partners.

Tax Benefits

USA: Contributions to BrazilFoundation – EIN 13 4131482, a non-profit under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Tax Code – are deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Individuals can deduct up to 50% of their adjusted gross income; companies may deduct up to 10% of taxable income, prior to discounting the philanthropic investment. BrazilFoundation provides a tax-receipt acknowledgement of the contribution it receives.

Brazil: BrazilFoundation is a non-profit organization, designated as a Public Interest Civil Society Organization (OSCIP, as per its initials in Portuguese) under Law 9.790/99, Ministry of Justice file no. 08071.000389/2004/01, Corporate Taxpayer Registration No. 04.839.572/0001-10. A donation receipt can be issued for donations made in reals. The donor must request their receipt directly from BrazilFoundation. Since we are an OSCIP, tax incentives are only awarded to businesses taxed on their profits. These businesses can deduct the cost of donations up to 2% of their operating profit. An individual donor may report the amount donated when filing income tax, but will not receive a tax incentive.