Partner Organizations Highlighted Achievements And Awards

Over the year we have shared with you on the website and through our social media networks the success of many organizations BrazilFoundation grantees. Their achievements inspire new BrazilFoundation to continue investing in social entrepreneurs who work in grassroots organizations, and show us that with great desire, social change is possible.

Some of the highlights:

Bronze medal at the Parapan-American games 2011

Athlete Clodoaldo Massard, a member of the Bocce ball Paralympic team of APARU, a BrazilFoundation grantee organization established and led by people with physical disabilities, participated in the 2011 Parapan American Games and won a bronze medal. The games took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, from November 12th and 20th, 2011.

The Itaú-Unicef Award

The Carpe DiemProject , from the Instituto de Incentivo à Criança e ao Adolescente de Mogi Mirim – ICA (Institute to Incentive the Child and Youth of Mogi Mirim), was among the winners of the 9th edition of the Itaú-Unicef ​​Award as one of the top five social projects in Brazil promoting educational activities with the potential of transforming the communities they serve. There were 32 finalists selected out of 2,922 projects registered across the country.


Fundação Banco do Brasil Social Technology Award

The sixth edition of the Fundação Banco do Brasil Social Technology Award, which identifies and acknowledges creative and innovative nonprofit efforts promoting social development, recognized two BrazilFoundation grantees.

In the Northeast Region, the winner was the Centro de Educação Popular e Formação Social – CEPFS (Center for Popular Education and Social Formation), for developing a Community Seed Bank program in the rural municipality of Teixeira, Paraíba. The seed bank is an important resource for local agriculture and fundamental in the work towards local food security. The program also acts as a forum through which families exchange ideas and collaborate on community-managed ways to improve living conditions in this semiarid region.

Ateliê de Ideias received the Southeast Region award for their work in Vitória, Espirito Santo, with the project Ecos do Bem (Echoes of Good). The program raises awareness on waste management and recycling through educational campaigns, hosts capacity development activities for community leaders and organizes community cleaning of public spaces.

Congratulations to CEPFS and Ateliê de Ideias for yet another achievement. BrazilFoundation is proud to have you as partner organizations!



Ashoka Fellow

Wagner Gomes, President of Adel- Agência de Desenvolvimento Local do Vale do Médio Curú (ADEL- Agency for the Local Development of the Médio Curú Valley), a BrazilFoundation grantee organization in 2008 and 2009, was selected as an Ashoka Fellow, title of great merit for social entrepreneurs who create innovative solutions and deliver extraordinary solutions to social problems worldwide.

UNDP / Assembleia do Ceará ilovethiscity Award

ADEL was also the winner of the UNDP / Assembleia do Ceará – ilovethiscity Award, with the project Tecnologia Social de Fortalecimento da Agricultura Familiar (Social Technology to Strengthen Family Farming), which aims to enhance and articulate knowledge, talent, and opportunities for economic and social development in the state Ceará.

Through the ilovethiscity Award the UNDP, United Nations Development Program aims to recognize, encourage, and disseminate practices for poverty eradication in the region.

The Urban Youth Fund – UN-HABITAT

The Urban Youth Fund established by UN-HABITAT has supported several thousand young people across the world to improve their lives and their urban communities. In 2011, in the third edition, 59 organizations were selected in 43 different countries, after a record number of applications. The two Brazilian organizations awarded by the UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund are BrazilFoundation grantees – ADEL (Agencia de Desenvolvimento Econômico Local), a grantee in 2008 and 2009, and Barraca da Amizade, a grantee in 2009 and 2011.