Another success for Paralympic athletes of APARU

The Bocha Association of Paraplegics of Uberlândia participated in the Regional Championship of Midwest Bocha and placed second overall.  The event, put on by the National Association of Sports for the Disabled (ANDE), happened July 12 – 15 and involved nearly 50 athletes from Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul. The Bocha Paralympics is […]

The People’s School of Paramoti: Passing on the Lesson

The graduate of a college preparatory program for young people from rural areas of the state of Ceará, Aurenir Luz created a similar program to help students around the small city of Paramoti The Paramoti district has a population of just over 11 million, half of which is rural. Travel to the larger city of […]

Gastromotiva: Recipe for Success

Founded in 2006 to provide professional training in the culinary arts, 90% of Gastromotiva’s alumni find formal employment in the field. At 18 years old, David Hertz wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life, so he decided that the best thing to do was travel. He went to Israel to live on […]

BrazilFoundation Grantee receives award at Rio+20

Last Saturday, BrazilFoundation grantee Fundação Brasil Cidadão was awarded at a Rio+20 side event the “Atlantic Forest Market Seal”, a certificate of socio-environmental stewardship for initiatives working in Brazil’s coastal woodlands. The program, Mulheres de Corpo e Algas (Women of Body and Algae), supports the women of Icapuí in harvesting and processing algae into a […]

The Carlyle Institute and BrazilFoundation

The opening of the Carlyle Brazil Institute, the Carlyle Group, a worldwide leading private equity firm, marks the beginning of its work in Brazil’s social area. In partnership with BrazilFoundation, the Institute has opened a Request for Proposals in support of civil society organizations that work in the field of education in Sao Paulo. BrazilFoundation […]

The Latest News from the Carioca Fund

First TYCO class at Colégio Estadual Monteiro de Carvalho graduates With much enthusiasm and pride, 26 of 30 youngsters concluded the vocational training course on Electronic Security Equipment Installation and Image Monitoring offered through the partnership of the Carioca Fund with TYCO and the Marques de Salamanca Institute. The low dropout rate may be attributed to […]

Enthusiasm and commitment abound during the Training Workshop event for this year’s grantees

Every year BrazilFoundation holds the Training Workshop event in Rio de Janeiro to welcome leaders of grantee organizations with the objective of exchanging knowledge and ideas so they can carry on their work. On May 4th through 7th, 58 leaders of the 28 grantee organizations selected for support through the Annual Selection Process and 6 […]

Open Call for Proposals begins for Youth in Action for Rio’s Urban Art.

Youth 15-30 years of age from communities in the city of Rio de Janeiro who develop urban artistic activities can participate in the proposal process which is organized by the Carioca Fund in partnership with and sponsored by LCM Commodities. Submissions may include  graffiti art, sculpture and installations, and artistic visual work. Applications will be accepted from June 1st through June 30th. For more information visit, please visit: (In Portuguese)

The II Benefit Festa Junina Children Helping Children brings together families and friends in New York

BrazilFoundation and Brazil Child Health teamed up one once again to promote the II Benefit Festa Junina Children Helping Children, on June 3rd, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, in Manhattan. The event brought more than 700 guests together in a traditional Brazilian Folk celebration to raise funds for projects in education and health for children in […]