LUZ ALLIANCE

Support vulnerable communities during the coronavirus pandemic

The LUZ ALLIANCE Fund was recently launched by Gisele Bündchen to support emergency response efforts during the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil as thousands of families – particularly those in the most vulnerable communities – are being impacted.

The fund is supporting several organizations, allowing thousands of families to receive aid in the form of food baskets, hygiene kits and meals.

Eight organizations were initially selected in Rio Grande do Sul and Ceará – the state with the most COVID-19 cases – to receive resources through the fund.

Bündchen’s initiative, in partnership with BrazilFoundation, aims to raise funds to help even more families throughout Brazil and to guarantee that their basic needs are met.

BrazilFoundation will perform all due diligence and be responsible for identifying and recommending the projects and institutions that match the desired profile to receive funds.

About Luz Foundation
Created in 2007 by model and philanthropist Gisele Bündchen, the Luz Foundation aims to support humanitarian, educational and environmental causes. The Luz Foundation created the LUZ ALLIANCE Fund with a donation of more than R$ 1,000,000 to support emergency response efforts that combat the impact of COVID-19 in Brazil.

 

Individuals and companies who wish to support the LUZ ALLIANCE Fund can donate here:

Tax Benefits

Brazil: BrazilFoundation is a non-profit organization, designated as a Public Interest Civil Society Organization (OSCIP, as per its initials in Portuguese) under Law 9.790/99, Ministry of Justice file no. 08071.000389/2004/01, Corporate Taxpayer Registration No. 04.839.572/0001-10. A donation receipt can be issued for donations made in reals. The donor must request their receipt directly from BrazilFoundation. Since we are an OSCIP, tax incentives are only awarded to businesses taxed on their profits. These businesses can deduct the cost of donations up to 2% of their operating profit. An individual donor may report the amount donated when filing income tax, but will not receive a tax incentive.

USA: Contributions to BrazilFoundation – EIN 13 4131482, a non-profit under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Tax Code – are deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Individuals can deduct up to 50% of their adjusted gross income; companies may deduct up to 10% of taxable income, prior to discounting the philanthropic investment. BrazilFoundation provides a tax-receipt acknowledgement of the contribution it receives.