Support for social-environmental initiatives to help rehabilitate Brazilian biomes

In line with the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration goals, the Luz Alliance Fund’s focus in 2022 is to support civil society organizations working to preserve and rehabilitate ecosystems for the good of both people and nature. Brazil is the most biodiverse place on the planet, with each of its biomes hosting a variety of vegetation and fauna.

The seven organizations chosen in partnership with BrazilFoundation represent each of Brazil’s biomes: Amazônia, Caatinga, Cerrado, Mata Atlântica, Pampa and Pantanal, as well as the Coastal Marine regions. The projects aim to support biodiversity conservation and to protect natural ecosystems, species and water sources, promoting more sustainable livelihoods.

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About Luz Alliance Fund
The Luz Alliance Fund, an initiative of Gisele Bündchen, was created in 2020 in partnership with BrazilFoundation to provide humanitarian pandemic relief to families in Brazil. As of 2021, the fund also supports environmental conservation and rehabilitation projects.

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.

See the Luz Alliance Fund’s results in 2020:

Watch Gisele’s interview with Pedro Bial on “Conversa com Bial” (in Portuguese) here.

About Luz Foundation
Created in 2007 by model and philanthropist Gisele Bündchen, the Luz Foundation is a private foundation which aims to support humanitarian, educational and environmental causes.

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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.

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