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Community Philanthropy Development in Brazil

Institute for the Development of Social Investment

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2020–June 30, 2022
  • Location São Paulo, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus Brazil

About this grant

The project goal is to promote community philanthropy in Brazil. Over the past year, staff of the Institute for the Development of Social Investment developed a firm understanding of the community foundation concept, exposed more Brazilian philanthropists to the concept and developed a ten-year vision and a three-year operational plan to support the development of community foundations in Brazil. The grantee’s goals over the next two years are to: 1) help establish at least three new community foundations that are well-structured and operating in Brazil, as well as support at least five other groups in a structuring process; 2) create a fund with a matching strategy that will catalyze the engagement of local philanthropists; and 3) include community foundations in the Brazilian philanthropy ecosystem as a viable and impactful option for social investment. Founded in 1999, the Institute for the Development of Social Investment is a philanthropy service organization that promotes private social investment and strategic philanthropy, primarily in Brazil but also throughout Latin America, and is an affiliate of the Charities Aid Foundation Global Alliance.