Despite progress over the past decade, Brazil still struggles with poverty and food insecurity, environmental degradation, and urban violence. We fund projects in 16 Brazilian states that create opportunity and address challenges faced by the country’s most vulnerable populations. Our grantee partners help local economies grow through sustainable agriculture, and small business development. They also build leadership opportunities for youth, women, Afro-Brazilians, and indigenous peoples. Finally, we partner with community organizations in Brasilia and Recife that provide job training and small business opportunities to displaced Venezuelans.
We awarded our first grant in Brazil in 1972. Since then, we have provided $65 million through 450 grants to local organizations.