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General Purposes

Socio-Environmental Fund CASA

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2006–June 30, 2008
  • Location Juquitiba/SP, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus South America

About this grant

This general purposes grant will focus on strengthening the Center for Socio-Environmental Support’s administrative, operational, and resource mobilization capacity over the next two years. The Center for Socio-Environmental Support is a Brazilian grantmaking and capacity building organization founded by a group of non-governmental organizations. Its mission is to provide both technical and financial support for the work of community organizations and non-governmental organizations throughout Brazil and neighboring countries. It supports organizations that monitor environmentally damaging projects in their communities; develop strategies to expand sustainable development options for local communities, particularly new energy alternatives; and work to reform policies and practices of international financial institutions. Over the next two years, the grantee will solidify its grantmaking, advisory, and operational structures; establish proper administrative and accountability mechanisms; and mobilize local financial and technical resources from Brazil and other neighboring countries for regranting and capacity building.