Brazil Foundation Annual Report 2018

Content Manager • 17 July 2019

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

      Despite the many social and economic challenges faced by Brazil in 2018, Brazil Foundation had a record-breaking year in grantmaking - with more than R$10 million invested in direct grants to 178 organizations in 23 states of Brazil.

     In its 2018 report the BrazilFoundation shares the most remarkable results and achievements, which include:

  • Donor Advised Program grew as they lowered the admin fees for donors. This program has been an integral part of the foundation's work, serving as a transparent mechanism for people and businesses to support an organization of their choice.
  • Partnerships allowed funding to reach more organizations, and impact to be multiplied. During a year where public funding for Brazil’s nonprofit sector was in decline, the growth in the partnerships showed that there are companies and individuals who are taking initiative to mitigate this. 
  • Galas are also important moments where leaders, influencers and philanthropists from across sectors connect for a common goal: to transform Brazil. This year they held their first gala in Belo Horizonte to unite a growing philanthropic community in Minas Gerais.
  • Instituto Doar was awarded for the 100 Best NGOs in Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Fundraising Professionals (ABCR) was awarded as the Organization of the Year for {abrace o Brasil campaign}. 
  • The foundation increased investment for startups.This year they funded 53 start-ups through the Community Innovation Award.

For more information, please see the report attached below. 

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