2011 Programmatic Achievements

By Maria Cecilia Cruz BrazilFoundation Program Manager Celebrating the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary with the  Project BrazilFoundation 10 Years gave us a chance to examine  our history, reflect about our practices and to think about our future. The Project has provided us with a deeper knowledge about our work through the compilation of our institutional “memory”, […]

BrazilFoundation in 2011 – A Year in Review

The 2011 Open Call for Proposals The 2011 Open Call for Proposals, which ended on November 10th, had a new format this year. It restructured its areas of support  and offered up to BRL$ 40,000  for one-year projects in the areas of Education; Culture; Health; Participatory Development and Human Rights; and up to BRL$80,000 for […]

Partner Organizations Highlighted Achievements And Awards

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 […]

Instituto da Crianca launches campaign “Every Child a Champion,” in New York

Instituto da Criança, a BrazilFoundation partner organization of eight years, launched the campaign “Every Child a Champion” in the month of November in New York during the premiere of the Brazilian movie Elite Squad 2, event that also released a mini-documentary about the institute, directed by José Padilha.  To learn about the campaign, click here. […]

My Photographic Rio”: Photo Exhibit, Book Launch and Auction in New York

The Carioca Fund, along with LCM Commodities, organized the photo competition “My Photographic Rio: the city in the eyes of the youth from communities where the police have established a presence.” The competition involved 34 young photographers. And at the invitation of LCM, the winners Saulo Nicolai Barbara, Mariana Correa and Diego de Deus traveled […]

2011 Programmatic Achievements

By Maria Cecilia Cruz BrazilFoundation Program Manager Celebrating the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary this year with the Project BrazilFoundation 10 Years gave us a chance to look at our history, reflect about our practices and to think about our future. The Project has provided us with a deeper knowledge about our work through the compilation of […]

Ipanema- Oskar Metsavaht’s Photo Exhibit in Miami

Oskar Metsavaht, founder and creative director of Osklen, and a member of the BrazilFoundation Advisory Board, showed he is also extremely talented as a photographer during the Ipanema exhibit. The exhibit opening event took place on December at Osklen, in Miami Beach, Florida. Ten photographs depicting scenes and landscapes from Rio de Janeiro were displayed. […]

Winners of the photo competition “my photographic rio” exhibit their work in New York at the invitation of LCM Commodities and Brazilfoundation

The Carioca Fund, along with LCM Commodities, organized the photo competition “My Photographic Rio: the city in the eyes of the youth from communities where the police have established a presence,” in Rio de Janeiro. This competition involved 34 young photographers from five communities where the Pacifying Police Units (Unidade de Policia Pacificadora – UPP) […]

CEPFS wins Ford Prize for Environmental Conservation

CEPFS, the Center for Popular Education and Social Training, won the Ford Prize for Environmental Conservation in 2011, in the Business in Conservation category, announced last December 5th in Sao Paulo. The Prize is currently in its 16th edition, and every year it selects successful innovative initiatives in the area of environmental preservation that can […]

Athlete of Organization supported by BrazilFoundation wins medal in 2011 Parapan American Games

Athlete Clodoaldo Massard, a member of the Bocce ball Paralympic team of APARU, an organization established and led by people with physical disabilities, participated in the 2011 Parapan American Games and won a bronze medal. Clodoaldo, with his coach Glenio Fernandes, was invited to join the Brazilian Bocce ball team and conquered the medal. The […]

BrazilFoundation is honored at an event organized by its grantees

BrazilFoundation, represented by executive director Susane Worcman, was honored during the event História de Instituições Vencedoras (History of Winning Institutions) held in the Municipality of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, on November 30. The event was organized to honor the Ação Moradia (Action Housing) and APARU organizations, members of the Project BrazilFoundation 10 Years that celebrates 10 […]

International Volunteer Day

BrazilFoundation was built with the support of a strong team of volunteers and supporters who share acommon passion for Brazil. BrazilFoundation is extremely thankful to all of those who donate their time, energy and talent a better and more just country. December, 5: International Volunteer Day.

World Aids Day: Aids has no Prejudice. Prevention is the Solution

  From 1980, the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, to June 2011, Brazil registered 608,230 cases of HIV/AIDS of which 56% are concentrated in the country’s’ Southeast region.   On World’s AIDS Day, the Brazilian Government Campaign emphasizes the need to discuss the AIDS spread among Brazilian young gay men between the ages of15 and 24, and among […]

Educational interventions that transform communities: Project supported by BrazilFoundation receives award for its performance

The Carpe Diem Project, of the Institute for the Encouragement of Children and Adolescents in Mogi Mirim, ICA, was one of the winners of the 9th edition of the Itaú-Unicef ​​Award, ranging amongst the top five projects throughout Brazil which promotes educational activities with potential to transform the communities they serve. Out of the 2,922 […]

Brazil Seeks to Extend Kyoto Protocol to 2020 Before Replacement

Brazil will seek to extend by eight years until 2020 the Kyoto Protocol targets that bind developed countries to cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions, before replacing them with a wider agreement. “It’s important to keep this format alive so that in the future this may be used for countries to respond to the climate crisis,” Luiz […]

BrazilFoundation grantees receive Fundação Banco do Brasil “Social Technology Award”

On November 22 the Fundação Banco do Brasil hosted in Brasilia its sixth “Social Technology Award”, a program through which the Foundation identifies and acknowledges creative and innovative nonprofit efforts promoting social development. The 2011 edition had 1116 nominees competing in 9 categories for the opportunity of becoming one of 264 “certified social technologies” in […]

2010 Census shows Brazil’s inequalities remain

Brazil has a long way to go to become a more egalitarian society in spite of significant advances over the past decade, when millions of poor joined the ranks of the middle classes, the country’s 2010 census shows. Among the most glaring inequalities, the figures found that 25 per cent of the population still lived […]

Wagner Gomes, President of Adel, the Local Economic Development Agency selected as an Ashoka Fellow

Wagner Gomes, President of Adel, the Local Economic Development Agency, 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. ADEL operates in communities and territories within the State of Ceará to […]

Associação Lua Nova (New Moon Association) participates in the Brazilian TV show “Blue Saturday: Stories of a Brazil that works”

Associação Lua Nova (New Moon Association), a BrazilFoundation grantee and a reference in the country in the work with at risk teen pregnant women, was depicted in the Brazilian TV show”Blue Saturday: Stories of a Brazil that works,” on November 5th, 2011.  The program, which presents social projects throughout Brazil that have achieved positive results, […]

Brazil and the Gates Foundation Join Up to Improve Health and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a partnership with the government of Brazil aimed at improving agricultural productivity among small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The Memorandum of Understanding with the Brazilian Agency for Cooperation (ABC) will lead to collaboration on a number of potential projects ranging from developing more productive […]

ADEL wins the UNDP / Assembleia do Ceará ilovethiscity Award

Fonte: Adel, ADEL was 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 […]

Two BrazilFoundation grantees are among the finalists of the Folha de Sao Paulo and Schwab Foundation 2011 Social Entrepreneur Award

José Dias, founder of CEPFS- Center for Popular Education and Social Training, a BrazilFoundation grantee in 2006, 2008 and 2011; and Dagmar Darroux, founder and director of Casa do Zezinho, a grantee in 2003, are among the 11 finalists for the 2011 Social Entrepreneur Award. The Award, which is a partnership between Folha de Sao […]

BrazilFoundation Vice-President visits Instituto Criar de TV, Cinema e Novas Mídias

On October 14th, at the invitation of Luciano Huck, Susane Worcman, BrazilFoundation Vice president and Executive Director, and Maria Cecilia Oswaldo Cruz, Program Manager, were in São Paulo to visit Instituto Criar. They were welcomed by Luis Alfaya, Director of the Institute, who showed them the space and the activities taking place. Instituto Criar was […]

Former members of the Grota String Orchestra make a violin presentation to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the United States

On October 13th, the twins Wagner and Walter Caldas made a special presentation to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was in Iowa to receive the “The World Food Prize”, an award given to personalities who have brought significant contributions to end hunger in their countries. Wagner and Walter have been in […]

Project supported by BrazilFoundation and JAPER develops web portal with a focus on the Brazilian indigenous population today

Thydêwá was among the organizations selected by BrazilFoundation in partnership with JAPER to develop a project focusing on the promotion of racial and ethnic equality in Brazil. With the grant, Thydêwá supported of a group of six indigenous students who developed a web portal about indigenous populations in Brazil aimed at reducing bias towards this […]

The BrazilFoundation IX Annual Gala: 500 people gathered at The New York Public Library in support of Brazilian non-profit organizations working to improve social conditions in Brazil

Building upon last year’s theme – The New Brazil – the IX Annual Gala focused on how economic growth must walk hand-in-hand with a deep sense of responsibility for the use of the country’s natural resources and for the development of its people. In this spirit, the event celebrated the International Year of Forests, the […]

Bernardo Paz, founder of the Inhotim Institute and honoree at the BrazilFoundation IX Annual Gala makes his first public discussion in New York

The lecture took place on September 14 at the Americas Society / Council of the Americas and was attended by 115 people. Bernardo Paz arrived with his wife Arystela Rosa and daughters Sophia and Barbara, was received by Susan Segal, President and CEO of the Americas Society and Leona Forman, BrazilFoundation’s Founding President. Bernardo spoke […]

Sebastian Gerlic from Thydewa, a BrazilFoundation Grantee

Sebastian Gerlic from Thydewa, an organization supported by BrazilFoundation, was in New York to attend the Gala, representing grantee organizations supported by BrazilFoundation with funds raised during the event. Taking advantage of his visit, Sebastian made a presentation to students of New York University (NYU) enrolled in a course about Brazilian culture. Sebastian presented the […]

CEO of LCM Commodities meets competition participants in Rio

On September 24th, the CEO of LCM Commodities, Pierre Lacaze, visited Rio and met with the young photographers who participated in the competition. LCM Commodities is a Carioca Fund’s corporate donor and partner. For Lacaze, the partnership with BrazilFoundation was very natural: “since the first time I was in Rio de Janeiro I knew that […]

Program from the Associação Ateliê de Ideias certified as Social Technology by the Banco do Brasil Foundation

Ecos do Bem, a program from the Associação Ateliê de Ideias, a 2006 BrazilFoundation grantee, was awarded the Social Technology certification by Banco do Brasil Foundation (BDBF). The certification recognizes programs that bring effective solutions for social transformation and are developed with the community. Ecos do Bem is also a finalist for the Banco do […]

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Activist Women

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 was awarded on Friday to three campaigning women from Africa and the Arab world in acknowledgment of their nonviolent role in promoting peace, democracy and gender equality. The winners were President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia — Africa’s first elected female president — her compatriot, peace activist Leymah Gbowee, […]

The BrazilFoundation 2011 Annual Project Selection: Open Call for Proposals from October 5th to November 10th, 2011

BrazilFoundation invites Brazilian non-profit organizations to submit project proposals in accordance with standards set in the Open Call for Proposals, from October 5th to November 10th, 2011. The 2011 Open Call for Proposals offers two types of support: Up to R$ 40,000 Reais for a period of one year for projects in the areas of […]

Gala gathers 500 guests at The New York Public Library to celebrate Brazilian non-profit organizations working to improve social conditions in Brazil

The BrazilFoundation IX Gala, presented by Camargo Corrêa, took place on Monday, September 19th 2011, gathering the Foundation’s partners, friends, and donors and raising US $1.6 million to support social projects in Brazil. Guests were welcomed by Andrea Dellal, the Gala Chair, Nizan Guanaes, the Co-Chair, Patrícia Lobaccaro, the BrazilFoundation President and CEO, and Leona […]

BrazilFoundation invites you to a talk with Sebastian Gerlic from Thydewa, a BrazilFoundation grantee

  Invites you to a Talk with Sebastian Gerlic from Thydewa, a BrazilFoundation grantee When:Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where: BrazilFoundation 345 Seventh Ave #1401 New York, NY 212 244-3663    About Thydewa Founded in 2002, the Organization’s goal is to promote intercultural dialogue to reduce prejudice and violence. Thydewa was […]

Stories from grantees registered in interviews

One hundred interviews were conducted as the first part of the Project BrazilFoundation 10 Years, which we call “Memories”. Each of the 20 participating organizations selected five key people, who they interviewed. The purpose of these interviews is to record each organization’s trajectory.  The material collected is being analyzed by Museu da Pessoa (Museum of […]

Good and new practices for forest preservation in Brazil

By Sandro Coneglian* When John Muir visited the South of Brazil in the early twentieth century, he considered the Araucaria Forest the most interesting one he had ever seen in his life. The American naturalist, who years earlier had convinced the U.S. Congress to create the Yosemite National Park, regretted that Brazil didn’t have a […]

Donor Advised Grants increased in 2011

The BrazilFoundation Donor Advised Program has been growing and gaining the trust of more people and businesses interested in supporting social organizations of their choice in Brazil. The total grants raised during the first semester of 2011 have already surpassed the total grants raised last year.  As a result, 21 organizations benefited from donations made […]

The Carioca Fund is pleased to invite you to a reception in honor of the Carioca Fund First Call for Proposals grantees

  Rio de Janeiro, August 30th 2011.   Dear Friends,   The Carioca Fund is pleased to invite you to a reception in honor of organizations that carry out youth training projects, selected during the Carioca Fund First Call for Proposals. This opportunity also celebrates the talents of young photographers from the communities of Providência, […]

ADEL and Barraca da Amizade, BrazilFoundation grantees, awarded by the UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund

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 […]

GALA LATEST NEWS: Russian Top Model and Philanthropist Natalia Vodianova will receive the International Philanthropy Award

Natalia Vodianova is the Founder and Trustee of the Naked Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building safe and secure play centers, and providing support to families with special needs children.  Since 2004, the Naked Heart Foundation has built more than 60 playgrounds and play parks, mostly in Russia, but has recently realized projects […]

GALA LATEST NEWS: Natalia Vodianova to receive International Philanthropy recognition during the Gala

Natalia Vodianova is the Founder and Trustee of the Naked Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building safe and secure play centers, and providing support to families with special needs children.   Since 2004, the Naked Heart Foundation has built more than 60 playgrounds and play parks, mostly in Russia, but has recently realized projects […]

Celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

To promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous peoples and to recognize their achievements and their contributions they make to improve the world we all live in, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year. The theme for 2011, “Indigenous Designs: Celebrating Stories and Cultures, Crafting Our […]


The BrazilFoundation After Party will be sponsored by Shopping Cidade Jardim for the second year and will take place at Hotel Americano, which is the Gala Official Hotel Sponsor. Hotel Americano is the first hotel of Habitat Group in the US and is located in Chelsea, facing the famous Highline Park, and it will be […]

Project BrazilFoundation 10 Years

The 20 organizations selected for support in 2011 have begun developing activities to register their “institutional memory” as part of the Project BrazilFoundation 10 Years.  Each manager conducted interviews with five people who were important to the development of their institution. The material collected was then sent to the BrazilFoundation and Museu da Pessoa, the […]

The BrazilFoundation IX Annual Gala

By Patricia Lobaccaro We are very excited to share with you the latest news about our upcoming Gala. The event will celebrate the International Year of Forests.  The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests conveying the theme “Forests for People”, which recognizes the central role of people in the […]

JAPER: List of selected projects released

JAPER- is a Joint Action Plan between Brazil and the United States, signed by both countries in March of 2008 for the Promotion of Racial and Ethnic Equality. The JAPER Call for proposals was officially launched in November 2010 featuring three support areas: Education aimed at promoting racial equality, access to justice, and the promotion […]

BrazilFoundation recommends: Brasil Summerfest

Brasil Summerfest is a new music festival that aims to establish itself as the premier Brazilian music festival in New York and the country, on a weeklong festival that will present a series of events in New York CIty.  The festival will run from July 24 – 30, 2011 and takes place at several venues including; […]

Meet Our Grantees: Grupo Sócio-Cultural Código (Socio-Cultural Code Group) BrazilFoundation grantee in 2009

By Luciana Saramello-DeStefano* In order to promote access to culture to the residents of the neighborhood of Japeri, a low-income community in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, a local group of young artists founded the Grupo Sócio-Cultural Código (Socio-Cultural Code Group) in 2007. “The goal was to create not only a unique artistic language, […]

Thydêwá participates in of the Brésils en Mouvements Festival in France

The NGO Autres Brésils selected the film: “INDÍGENAS DIGITAIS” (“DIGITAL INDIGENOUS”) directed by Sebastián Gerlic and invited Thydêwá, a BrazilFoundation grantee in 2004 and 2011, to attend the seventh edition of the Brésils en Mouvements Festival. This festival is Europe’s premier event dedicated to Brazilian social documentary, and took place from June 13th  through the […]

Ambassador Chofhi bids farewell to New York

Ambassador Osmar Chohfi, Consul General of Brazil in New York, will retire on July 22. An active member of the BrazilFoundation Advisory Board, Mr. Chohfi is a great friend and collaborator of the Foundation. The Ambassador and his wife Katia will return to Sao Paulo, their hometown. Chohfi will be replaced by Ambassador Luiz Felipe […]

GALA LATEST NEWS: The IX Annual Gala honorees

The IX Annual Gala will honor three individuals for their civic and philanthropic activities in Brazil: Bernardo Paz, Founder, Inhotim Institute, Luciano Huck, President-Director, Criar Institute, and Renata Camargo Nascimento, President of the Board, Comunitas. Carlos Saldanha, Film Director, will be honored with a Brazilian Community Award for his work promoting Brazilian culture and awareness […]

Cocktail Party at Phaidon Store to Celebrate the New Wallpaper City Guide Rio de Janeiro in support of BrazilFoundation

New York, June 21st 2011 The publishing company Phaidon promoted a cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of the new “Wallpaper* City Guide Rio de Janeiro”, written by Scott Mitchem, on June 21st, at Phaidon’s Soho store in New York. Part of the proceeds from the sales and a selection of Phaidon books were donated […]

BrazilFoundation and Brazil Child Health promoted the 1st Benefit Festa Junina- Children Helping Children, in New York

New York, June 5th, 2011   BrazilFoundation and Brazil Child Health promoted the 1st Benefit Festa Junina Children Helping Children on June 5th 2011, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.  The event brought together families, children and friends in a traditional Brazilian Folk celebration. The Forro music set the scene with Nanny Assis and […]

Saccaro will donate resources raised at art auction to BrazilFoundation and other non-profit organizations

To celebrate the city of Brasilia’s 50th Anniversary, Saccaro, a Brazilian furniture design company, created the “50 years in 5” project. The concept involves five renowned artists – Carlinhos Brown, Oskar Metsavaht, Mauricio Azeredo, Vik Muniz, and Juarez Machado – who have created unique art works inspired by the capital city. The pieces will be […]

Nizan Guanaes, Oskar Metsavaht and Vik Muniz are the new UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors

Nizan Guanaes, Oskar Metsavaht and Vik Muniz were named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors by Director-General Irina Bokova, at a ceremony on May 27th, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The three new Ambassadors are friends and partners of BrazilFoundation in its mission for a better Brazil. Nizan Guanaes, chairman of Grupo ABC de Comunicação, was Chair […]

Leona Forman was a guest panelist at the Global Diaspora Forum

Leona Forman, BrazilFoundation’s Founding President, was in Washington DC to speak about Diaspora Communities at the Global Diaspora Forum. This three-day event, organized by the Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Global Partnership Initiative in collaboration with USAID and the Migration Policy Institute, brings together leaders from diaspora communities across the country to discuss and […]

BrazilFoundation’s Program Manager participates in the Fórum de Apoiadores para a Igualdade Racial – FAER (Forum of Supporters for Racial Equality) meeting in Brasilia

Maria Cecilia Oswaldo Cruz, BrazilFoundation’s Program Manager, attended the meeting held in Brasilia on May 5th 2011.   The Forum promotes dialogue, collaboration, and information exchange between institutions that promote policies for racial equality and the empowerment of Afro-Brazilian communities and organizations.   Among the organizations participating in the forum with BrazilFoundation are Avina Foundation, the Ellas […]

JAPER: The List of pre finalists has been announced

BrazilFoundation received a total of 313 proposals for JAPER- Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality. The proposals came from different Brazilian states, from which twenty pre finalists were selected. They will be visited by BrazilFoundation analysts so the Foundation can closely evaluate the proposals and select the grantees. To view the list […]

JAPER: The announcement of pre finalists has been postponed

The deadline for project proposals for JAPER- Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality was closed on February 21, 2011.  BrazilFoundation received a total of 313 proposals from different Brazilian states. The list of pre finalists will be published on this website by May 3rd, 2011. During the months of May and June […]

BrazilFoundation is the newest associate of GIFE

Last week, BrazilFoundation was recognized for its work on the social investment of small and medium Brazilian civil society organizations by GIFE– Grupo de Institutos Fundações e Empresas (GIFE- the Group of Institutes, Foundations and Companies).  The Group, which connects organizations that invest in social, cultural and environmental projects, has included BrazilFoundation in its network, […]

BrazilFoundation grantee is featured on CNN

Casa de Santa Ana (Saint Ann’s House), a BrazilFoundation grantee in 2011, 2005 and 2003, was featured on CNN this week with a story about the organization’s work with the elder. Located in the Cidade De Deus (City of God) neighborhood, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Casa de Santa Ana works for the […]

BrazilFoundation grantee Community Radio Station has its broadcaster honored as “Highlight of the Year”

Edisvânio Nair, the founder, executive director and broadcaster of the Santa Luz FM Community Radio Station, a BrazilFoundation grantee in 2007 and 2011, was elected “Radio Broadcaster Highlight of the Year” for the third time by a popular vote poll sponsored by the Store Owners Association of Santa Luz, Bahia.  During his acceptance speech, Edisvânio […]

BrazilFoundation Grantee is a finalist at the Ashoka Changemakers Global Challenge

  The  Bem Morar Program (Living Well Program), a project of the Ateliê de Ideias Association (Ideas Workshop Association), is among the 11 finalists of the Ashoka Changemakers Global Challenge with the theme “Sustainable Urban Housing: Collaborating for Liveable and Inclusive Cities.”  The Ateliê de Ideias Association was a 2006 BrazilFoundation grantee.   The Changemakers […]

BrazilFoundation promoted Workshops for the 2011 Grantees

As part of the “BrazilFoundation 10 Years” project, the Foundation selected 20 organizations that were previously granted support by the Foundation, to capture their stories and the strategies they have developed. From March 24th through the 27th, 40 leaders, two representatives from each of the selected institutions, joined the BrazilFoundation team in Itatiaia, Rio de […]

BrazilFoundation Grantee is a finalist for the Globe Award

  Projeto Araçuaí Sustentável (Sustainable Araçuaí Project), from Centro Popular de Cultura e Desenvolvimento – CPCD (Center for Popular Culture and Development), is among the five finalists for the “2011 Globe Sustainable City Award.” The prize is granted by the Globe Award, a Sweedish organization and global leader, that recognizes “sustainability for a better future […]

Joe’s Pub: Upcoming Brazilian Performances

Upcoming Brazilian Performances   MATUTO featuring CLAY ROSS & ROB CURTO Thursday, March 17 at 9:30 PM; $12 “Weird and Wonderful…Unorthodox and Delightful” – Jazz Times “Spanning continents with a down-home sensibility and an explorer’s curiosity” – All About Jazz “Mr. Ross is a very deft guitarist with a rich vocabulary of folk, blues, and […]

Meet Our Grantees: The Quixote Project

By Bruna Polizzi* Named after the legendary character from Miguel de Cervantes’s novel, the Quixote Project was created in 1996 in Sao Paulo to offer medical and pedagogic assistance to street children in the Cracolandia (Crakland) region, area known for the high rates of drug abuse.  Just like the soldiers and giants the idealistic knight […]

The 2011 Selection results

    It was a difficult task to choose 20 institutions to represent BrazilFoundation’s 10 years of activities. During the selection process, BrazilFoundation felt the need to create two additional categories to fully represent the rich universe of institutions and initiatives that constitute the history of the Foundation.  The additional categories are: DISTINGUISHED ORGANIZATIONS, for […]

Children’s Institute- SOS Rio Campaign Results

February 2011 During the recent weeks, we have been following the events of the ecological and social disaster that struck the mountainous region of the state of Rio de Janeiro. We have seen immense number of people being left homeless and losing their lives. Although the storms have passed, the impact of the tragedy continues […]

Leroy Merlin employees visit BrazilFoundation in New York

New York February 23rd, 2011— BrazilFoundation welcomed 12 employees from the Brazilian branch of Leroy Merlin at the Foundation’s office in New York today. As part of the project “Vision 2020,” the group came to the city on a “learning expedition” to observe new market concepts, and to learn more about the work of individuals, […]

The Quixote Project offers new workshop: Psychosocial work for nonprofit organizations

Psychosocial work for nonprofit organizations: strategies for children, adolescents and families in situations of social vulnerability Target Audience: Psychologists, social workers, teachers, educators, and students   Schedule: Fridays, from 9 AM until 5 PM Dates: 03/25, 04/29, 05/27 and 06/17/2011   Fee: The registration BRL$ 50.00 plus 04 installments of BRL$ 125.00   Registration: Registration […]

SAIS New York Alumni Carnaval Party

Celebrate with fellow SAISers at the New York Alumni Carnaval at Emporium Brasil. Volunteers will organize an “at-the-door” fundraiser to support relief efforts for the victims of the recent floodings in Rio de Janeiro. Date: March 2, 2011 Time: 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Location: Emporium Brasil 15 W 46th Street New York, NY 10036   […]

The Carioca Fund second meeting

February 16, 2011 BrazilFoundation will promote the Carioca Fund second meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at Firjan, in downtown Rio de Janeiro. The Carioca Fund is a BrazilFoundation initiative that mobilizes NGOs in Rio de Janeiro that work with the local youth. The objective is to facilitate the means for the youth to complete […]

ADEL, the Agency for Local Economic Development receives the Ozires Silva Award

February 09th, 2010 On February 8th, 2011, Adel, a BrazilFoundation grantee in 2008 and 2009, won the Ozires Silva Award for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, in Cutitiba (PR). In its fourth year, the Award, which is sponsored by Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) and Rede Paranaense de Comunicação (RPC), seeks to identify initiatives that deal with sustainable environmental […]

The Rio de Janeiro Floods- How you can help

You may have seen the sad news of the heavy flooding in Rio de Janeiro. Indeed conditions are dire, the number of casualties is still rising, hundreds have lost their homes along with all their possessions and many of areas impacted are still unreachable. Our partner organization Instituto da Criança (Children’s Institute) is working on […]