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BRAZIL FOUNDATION

Ideas and Actions that Transform Brazil

New York, NY   |  www.brazilfoundation.org

Mission

BrazilFoundation mobilizes resources for ideas and actions that transform Brazil. We work with local leaders, organizations and a global network of supporters to promote equality, social justice and economic opportunity for all Brazilians.

Ruling year info

2000

President and CEO

Rebecca Reichmann Tavares

Vice President and Director of Institutional Development

Monica de Roure

Main address

216 East 45th Street Suite 1106

New York, NY 10017 USA

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EIN

13-4131482

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Brazil is a country of of continental size and very diverse social and environmental challenges. Despite its natural resources, the country has one of the worst income inequalities in the world. Marginalized communities throughout the country face lack of proper education, basic infrastructure and economic opportunity. In an effort to balance the budget and reduce deficits, the Brazilian government has been cutting funding for social programs. This scenario results in great challenges for NGOs: while demand for services is higher, there are fewer government and private funds available for NGOs, and many are reducing program offerings. The culture of philanthropy in the country still needs to develop. While Brazil is the 8th largest economy in the world, the country is in 122nd place when it comes to philanthropic donations. Philanthropy can play an increasingly important role in addressing social inequality and we see great potential for social transformation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grantmaking

BrazilFoundation, an international philanthropic organization based in New York and Rio de Janeiro mobilizing resources for programs that advance social justice and economic opportunity in Brazil. Since 2000, BrazilFoundation has raised over US$40 million, supporting the work of more than 600 social initiatives in 26 states in Brazil in the areas of Education and Culture, Health, Socioeconomic Development, Human Rights and Civic Engagement, and Social Enterprise. The initiatives supported represent the wide geographical and social diversity of the country, and work to solve critical issues in the communities they serve.

Along with financial resources, BrazilFoundation provides grantee organizations with training, monitoring, and evaluation in an effort to improve the quality of their services, increase the number of beneficiaries, expand their reach, better measure their results, and achieve financial sustainability. The Foundation also seeks to identify innovative and efficient project models, democratize access to funds, foster the growth of human capital.

BrazilFoundation also aims to promote philanthropy among Brazilians, serving as a philanthropic bridge between donors around the world and innovative causes in Brazil.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ABCR - Brazilian Association of Fundraising Professionals 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Grants are displayed in dollars. Brazilian currency devalued between 2016 and 2018. in the local currency (reais), our grantmaking has been increasing since 2016.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers include both discretionary and donor advised grants. Discretionary grants are disbursed through multiple fiscal years. One organization may receive more than one kind of grant.

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Every two years BrazilFoundation holds an public call for proposals. Every other year our RFPs are by invitation. In 2018 and 2016 the selection process was "by invitation" so numbers were lower.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

BrazilFoundation seeks to reduce socioeconomic inequality, promote justice and expand opportunities in Brazil by partnering with grassroots civil society organizations working to solve critical issues in the communities they serve. The Foundation funds projects in the areas of education, socio-economic development, health, human rights and civic engagement. Selected organizations receive training, monitoring, and evaluation in an effort to improve the quality of their services, increase the number of beneficiaries, expand their reach, and better measure their results. The Foundation also seeks to promote philanthropy, democratize access to funds and influence public policy.

We provide grants to social leaders and organizations in Brazil that have a clear vision and creative approach to confront local challenges. More than just providing financial support, we work closely with our grantees to make sure they have training, capacity and support to scale sustainable solutions and become effective advocates on behalf of their communities.

Our investments are focused on serving low-income populations across Brazil, including residents of favelas and urban peripheries, rural areas, indigenous and traditional communities. Special attention is given to small and medium-sized organizations that often fly under the radar of other funding organizations and that propose local solutions to problems faced by their communities. BrazilFoundation’s funding strategies represent a purposeful effort to democratize access to resources in Brazil.

We offer different types of grants, including both funding for projects and general support, as well as participatory grantmaking through our Community Innovation Award and finally, we are one of the only funders in Brazil to offer grants for partnerships.

Our program staff of 4 people in Brazil performs careful due diligence on each of our grantees, conducting site visits, analyzing budgets, project plans and performance indicators. Each grantee partner is visited at least once during the grant cycle and produces at least two progress reports on the grant and a final evaluation report.
We partner with ABCR (Brazilian Association of Fundraising Professionals) to provide capacity building in fundraising, marketing and communication strategies to our grantee partners.

Since 2000, BrazilFoundation has provided USD27 million in grants , supporting the work of more than 600 social organizations in 27 states in Brazil in the areas of Education and Culture, Health, Socio-economic Development, Human Rights and Civic Engagement. The initiatives supported represent the wide geographical and social diversity of the country, and work to solve critical issues in the communities they serve. The Foundation has provided capacity building and mentoring to over 1626 social entrepreneurs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BRAZIL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. William Landers

BrazilFoundation

Term: 2017 - 2020

Marcello Hallake

Jones Day

Roberta Mazzariol

Atlas Advisors, LLC

Pedro Lichtinger

ChemioCare Inc

William Landers

BTG Pactual

Karen J Lassner

Senior Consultant - Global Health

Karin Dauch

Compass

Maria Carolina Tavares de Melo

Tropics Showroom

Paula Bezerra de Mello

Ello Agency

Mauricio Morato

Mandalyn Gulbrandsen

Meliza Diamond

Ricardo Puggina

Goldman Sachs

Leona Forman

BrazilFoundation

Sylvia Coutinho

UBS Brasil

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data