Brazilian Voices Inc

Imagine a hospital. Cold, quiet, tense, silent. Now, imagine that same space filled with soft, uplifting voices singing Brazilian jazz. Heads rise, feet tap, smiles grow, and hearts beat. Brazilian Voices provides this transformative shift in mood, in the places where it is most needed. Brazilian Voices is made up of female vocalists that offers international live music (Bossa Nova and American Standards) specifically tailored to patients to promote relaxation and well-being in the highly stressful environment of hospitals and cancer treatment centers, also for elderly in assisted living and for children and adults with all abilities (autism spectrum and IDD) for the past 14 years.

WESTON, FL   |  www.brazilianvoices.org

Mission

“Energized through our love for Brazilian music, we sing, educate, and promote well-being within ourselves, our community, and our world.”

Ruling year info

2007

Co-President

Ms Loren Oliveira

Co-President

Ms Beatriz Malnic

Main address

1792 BELL TOWER LN

WESTON, FL 33326 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

20-2158980

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

Concerts , Culture & Education, Custom Performances & Arts & Healing

Brazilian Voices is a non-profit musical organization of up to 32 women who sing Brazilian and international music for concerts, educational and philanthropic events in hospitals, chemotherapy infusion unit and nursing homes.
Known as a 14-time winner of the Brazilian International Press Awards for Outstanding Brazilian Musical Group, Brazilian Voices has released 7 CDs and performed widely for 18 years on 3 continents, in addition to over 500 performances in South Florida, its home base.

Members of this all-female vocal group volunteer their time to rehearse, perform, and support the 4 overlapping core programs of Brazilian Voices, which are:

CONCERTS & PERFORMANCES: the group regularly performs at various cultural and philanthropic events.

CULTURE & EDUCATION: Combining music, dance and theater, this program brings performances to schools, libraries, museums and other educational settings to expose American students to Brazil’s rich history, geography and contemporary developments, including ecological conservation programs.

ARTS & HEALING: Recognizing the healing power of music, specially trained singers regularly visit local hospitals, hospices and cancer treatment centers to sing and support patients, staff and caregivers. These soothing and uplifting musical interventions are tracked as part of documented wellness initiatives for stress and pain reduction.

CUSTOM PERFORMANCES: Brazilian Voices selects customized formations of 3-12 voices (with a small jazz ensemble of musicians) to perform at corporate and/or private events, to raise funds to support the other organization’s programs, so that parallel free and/or low-cost programs may continue in underserved communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Accreditations

Broward County - Brazilian Voices Day - Proclamation 09/15/2016 2016

Awards

Non Profit of the Year - The Arts 2022

211 Broward Community Care Plan

Affiliations & memberships

Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida 2005

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Brazilian Voices is an artistic nonprofit organization that was founded in 2001. With their variety of activities, they reach children and adults of all abilities, races, and ethnicities, as well as in different settings like hospitals, nursing homes, theaters, chemotherapy centers, schools, universities, parks, festivals, and corporate events. The group has recorded 7 CDs and performed in many cities in the US, as well as throughout England, Mexico, and Spain.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Prior to the pandemic, Brazilian Voices reached 14 hospitals in Miami Dade and Broward counties to promote well-being for patients and staff in these highly stressful environments. These musical performances took place in cancer treatment centers, rooms, and halls throughout the hospitals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the group was invited to perform virtually in a small group and to produce videos that would streamed on the hospitals' closed-circuit TVs. Brazilian Voices had to build a TV studio and train specifically for this purpose. With this change, Brazilian Voices was able to reach almost 36,000 people via social media/virtual performances.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Brazilian Voices is able to gather specific feedback and comments on performances by distributing surveys to the audience during events and by encouraging feedback online. Brazilian Voices has always actively sought community feedback and incorporated suggestions from the public and from collaborators into their activities and approaches for future performances. Through many performances for children with all abilities in hospitals, chemotherapy units, and schools, Brazilian Voices has continually workshopped and cultivated a creative engagement style using interactive materials, such as egg-shaped shakers, with students and patients. Brazilian Voices was able to incorporate this effective dynamic into concerts designed for the general public and assisted living facilities.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

Brazilian Voices Inc
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Brazilian Voices Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Paula Petry

Eugene Ahn

America Midwestern Regional Medical Center

Wellington Nogueira

Doctors of Joy Founder

Anele Manfredini

Viviane Neves

Brazilian Voices Inc.

Loren Oliveira

Brazilian Voices Inc.

Beatriz Malnic

Brazilian Voices Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/29/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/30/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.