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BrazilFoundation Annual Project Selection – list of finalists

The BrazilFoundation Annual Project Selection of 2011 received a total of 515 project proposals in the areas of Education, Health, Human Rights, Participatory Development, Culture and Community Development. The Foundation’s team of analysts evaluated the projects and selected the 46 finalists. Then, as part of the selection process, BrazilFoundation staff will visit the finalists during […]

The I BrazilFoundation Gala MIAMI

For years BrazilFoundation has been doing small activities in Florida and has always dreamed of expanding its presence in the region. In 2012, thanks to the support of an engaged committee of volunteers willing to help, BrazilFoundation decided to hold its first Gala in Miami.   The I BrazilFoundation Gala MIAMI will take place on […]

THE CARIOCA FUND: “My Photographic Rio” Exhibit

The Carioca Fund organized the “My Photographic Rio” photo exhibit, which opened on Saturday, February 4th in Rio de Janeiro.  The exhibit showcases photographs taken by young residents from five communities where the Pacifying Police Units (Unidade de Policia Pacificadora – UPP) have established a presence: Morro dos Prazeres, Fogueteiro, Morro da Babilônia, Chapéu-Mangueira, and […]

BrazilFoundation’s Development Officer represents the Foundation at the Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS)

Thiago Guimarães, BrazilFoundation’s Development Officer, represented the Foundation at the January 12 meetings for the Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS), an initiative by the Brazilian and United States government to promote “green economy” in Rio de Janeiro as the city prepares for the coming mega events (Soccer World Cup and Olympic games). Private, public […]

BrazilFoundation’s Vice President represents Brazil at the Leadership Awards Fellowship Program in Australia

Susane Worcman was invited by the University of Queensland of Australia to attend the Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship Program. Along with members of 9 other Latin American countries, Susane will be only participant from Brazil. The Program, which will take place in Brisbane from January 29th until February 25th, offers to further develop leadership competencies and […]

What to do with your Billion?

By Pedro Werneck* In August 2010, 40 American millionaires agreed to donate half of their fortunes to charity, in response to a request made by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, two of the richest men in the world. David Rockefeller, Ted Turner and Michael Bloomberg are among the ones who joined the initiative. The American […]

The Carioca Fund photo exhibit “My Photographic Rio”, opens on Saturday, February 4th, at Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro.

 “MY PHOTOGRAPHIC RIO DE JANEIRO” Opening: February 4th, 2012 Exhibit: February 7th – March 3rd, 2012 Largo das Artes Rua Luis de Camoes, 2 – Sobrado, Largo Sao Francisco, Centro, Rio de Janeiro. Tuesdays and Fridays from 12pm-6pm Saturdays from 12pm-5pm Admission is free For more information: www.largodasartes.com.br “My Photographic Rio” showcases photographs taken by […]

Rio+20: pre-registration for participation in the preparatory meeting and in the Conference by relevant NGOs and other major groups is now open

Source: CSO-Net, ECOSOC Civil Society Network The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, “Rio +20”, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June 2012. The conference will be preceeded by the third Preparatory Committee meeting of the Conference from 13 to 15 June 2012. In accordance with General Assembly resolution […]

Brazilian International Press Awards: Cast Your Vote!

Voting for the 15th edition of the Brazilian International Press Awards-USA ends on January 25th 2012, to cast your vote please click here. BrazilFoundation is competing in the “Organizations for Community Action”  category! The Brazilian International Press Awards mission is to celebrate the culture and positive image of Brazil and Brazilians abroad, through the recognition […]