BrazilFoundation Gala NY

The preparations for the BrazilFoundation Gala in New York are already  underway. The Organizing Committee has already chosen the honorees for the night, and this year the Foundation will recognize the important work of Itaú Unibanco, which includes Fundação Itaú Social, Itaú Cultural and Instituto Unibanco. Alfredo Setúbal, Executive Vice President of Itaú Unibanco, will […]

BrazilFoundation Holds First Ever Hamptons Art Soiree

BrazilFoundation held its first Hamptons Art Soiree. Karin Dauch, a board member at the Foundation, opened the doors of her beach house for an auction of art by Brazilian artists.   Paintings by Brazilian artists Kenny Sharf, Francesco Clemente, Nelson Leirner, Cleverson, and Cristina Canale were auctioned off. The collection of works was curated by […]

Carioca Fund launches new competition: “I, a young carioca, have a story to tell”

The BrazilFoundation Carioca Fund launched the competition “I, a young carioca, have a story to tell” that will select student writers from public high schools in Rio de Janeiro, located in areas currently undergoing pacification, to write a story that will be illustrated by graphic artists, who  were also selected through the competition. Entries will be […]

Early Childhood Education Training Session

What does it mean to be a child? How does one define a child in the social sphere? What does Brazilian legislation state about childhood? To find ways to answer these questions, BrazilFoundation brought the five projects on early childhood education to its offices in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the questions and for training […]

Organization Sementes do Amanha, spreads knowledge learned during the BrazilFoundation Capacity Development Workshops

Located in the Vila Aliança favela, in the western zone of Rio de Janeiro, “Núcleo Sócio Cultural Semente do Amanhã” teaches art to the children of current and former prison inmates. The organization participated in the capacity development workshops offered by BrazilFoundation in May, and it’s already spreading the knowledge it learned to its team. […]

BrazilFoundation and Brazil Child Health Hold Festa Junina Party in NY

BrazilFoundation and Brazil Child Health, the American office for the NGO Saúde Criança, held the III Festa Junina: Children Helping Children on June 3rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. The organizations joined forces once again to raise funds for social projects in health and early childhood education in Brazil. The party highlights included […]

BrazilFoundation brings together leaders from the 2013 grant winning projects for inspiring and productive workshops

The weekend event hosted by BrazilFoundation  brought together 26 organizations selected to receive support in 2013, as well as 3 organizations supported by the Carioca Fund. 58 project leaders, the BrazilFoundation teams from both New York and Rio, and BrazilFoundation board members participated in the event in Itaipava, a city in the interior of Rio […]

XI New York Gala September 18, 2013

Save the Date: the BrazilFoundation XI Gala New York will be held at the MoMA on September 18, 2013. It will be chaired by Will Landers, who is himself a member of the BrazilFoundation board. Those interested in becoming sponsors or in purchasing tables should write to or call (212) 244-3663.