USD 5 million to transform Brazil | USD 5 milhões para transformar o Brasil

Dear friends of BrazilFoundation

After three years of significant growth in fundraising in New York and Brazil, and record revenue in 2021 of USD 8.3 million, I am honored to announce that BrazilFoundation has received a grant of USD 5 million from writer, activist, and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

This generous gift of unrestricted resources will allow BrazilFoundation to deepen and substantially expand strategic investments in civil society innovations. With these funds we plan to provide multi-year grants in selected priority fields, generate public awareness of groundbreaking equity initiatives, contribute to building a deep bench of transformative social sector leaders and catalyze national dialogue around access, equity and participation.

In 2021, we invested in 155 civil society organizations in 24 states of the country, which work at the community level, with projects with the potential to influence local or national public policies, through creative methodologies developed to improve the lives of people in the community.

As president & CEO of BrazilFoundation, I am extremely happy to share this news with you!

I emphasize that this recognition is the result of the work that BrazilFoundation and its team have been developing over the last 22 years, with the valuable support of families, individuals, companies, and foundations that have always supported this project.

Thank you so much for being part of this story.


Rebecca R. Tavares, Ed.D
President & CEO, BrazilFoundation 


“We look forward to sharing the work of these remarkable organizations through this database of their gifts, 1257 to date since my pledge to give away this money with steadiness and care. Each non-profit it will list was selected through a rigorous process, and has a strong track record of serving under-supported needs. If you are looking for a way to serve humanity’s common cause, every one of them is a great candidate. Helping any of us can help us all.”

Read MacKenzie Scott’s announcement about the importance of these donations and the chosen entities. Click here.

Leia o anúncio de MacKenzie Scott sobre a importância destas doações e das entidades escolhidas. Clique aqui.


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