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MAPPING INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Conducted by Comuá Network in partnership with PonteAponte, the mapping of thematic funds, grassroots, and independent community foundations that provide donations to civil society organizations in the areas of social justice and community development identified 31 organizations operating across various regions of Brazil.

This innovative research presents the scenario of independent philanthropy in Brazil. The mapped organizations contribute to issues related to racial equality, Indigenous and traditional communities, the environment, gender, sexuality, and others, focusing on historically marginalized communities.

What these organizations have in common is a belief in placing resources and decision-making power in the hands of those who receive the donations, empowering them to take the lead. In other words, they operate on the principle of trust within their relationships.

The organizations were identified using a snowball sampling method and by searching specialized websites and news sources. This sampling technique relies on reference networks and recommendations, which is particularly useful when the research universe is not well-defined.

The presented results are not exhaustive and do not represent the entirety of the field, as there is no consolidation of all organizations active in Brazil that meet the specified criteria. However, these findings are quite significant for understanding how community philanthropy and social justice are shaped in the country today.

 

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2023
Sumário executivo bilíngue / Bilingual executive summary - Filantropia que transforma
Bilingual executive summary - The publication Philanthropy that transforms – mapping of independent organizations that donate to civil society in the areas of socio-environmental justice and community development in Brazil brings an unprecedented survey of organizations that demonstrate that this way of doing philanthropy is strong and present in the country, and can be seen as a movement that seeks to change power relations by supporting human rights and socio-environmental justice with grassroots organizations. Furthermore, it must be taken as a study in continuous construction, as other existing organizations may not have been addressed here, and new ones may be created over time since this publication, which provides room for future expansion and deepening of the topic. The mapping, which brings in-depth analysis of 31 organizations, seeks to draw an updated panorama of community philanthropy and socio-environmental justice in the country, providing a space for collecting and systematizing information and practices with a view to generating knowledge and reflection. In addition to bringing visibility to organizations that, in most cases, are outside the field of vision of mainstream philanthropy, private social investment and society in general.
2023
Transforming Philanthropy
The publication Transforming Philanthropy: mapping of independent grantmaking organizations for civil society in the areas of socio-environmental justice and community development in Brazil presents an unprecedented survey of organizations that show that this way of doing philanthropy is strong and present in the country, and can be seen as a movement that attempts to change power relations by supporting human rights and socio-environmental justice alongside the grassroots organizations. It is also a study that is constantly under construction, since other existing organizations may not have been mentioned here, and new ones may have been created since this publication came out, which leaves room for future expansion and development of the topic. The mapping, which provides an in-depth analysis of 31 organizations, proposes to provide an up-to-date overview of socio-environmental justice and community philanthropy in Brazil, and is a space for the assembling and systematization of information and practices, to generate knowledge and reflection, in addition to providing visibility to organizations that are often outside the scope of mainstream philanthropy, private social investment and society in general.
2023
Sumário executivo - Filantropia que transforma
Executive summary The publication Philanthropy that transforms – mapping of independent organizations that donate to civil society in the areas of socio-environmental justice and community development in Brazil brings an unprecedented survey of organizations that demonstrate that this way of doing philanthropy is strong and present in the country, and can be seen as a movement that seeks to change power relations by supporting human rights and socio-environmental justice with grassroots organizations. Furthermore, it must be taken as a study in continuous construction, as other existing organizations may not have been addressed here, and new ones may be created over time since this publication, which provides room for future expansion and deepening of the topic. The mapping, which brings in-depth analysis of 31 organizations, seeks to draw an updated panorama of community philanthropy and socio-environmental justice in the country, providing a space for collecting and systematizing information and practices with a view to generating knowledge and reflection. In addition to bringing visibility to organizations that, in most cases, are outside the field of vision of mainstream philanthropy, private social investment and society in general.
2023
Executive summary - Transforming Philanthropy
Executive summary The publication Transforming Philanthropy: mapping of independent grantmaking organizations for civil society in the areas of socio-environmental justice and community development in Brazil presents an unprecedented survey of organizations that show that this way of doing philanthropy is strong and present in the country, and can be seen as a movement that attempts to change power relations by supporting human rights and socio-environmental justice alongside the grassroots organizations. It is also a study that is constantly under construction, since other existing organizations may not have been mentioned here, and new ones may have been created since this publication came out, which leaves room for future expansion and development of the topic. The mapping, which provides an in-depth analysis of 31 organizations, proposes to provide an up-to-date overview of socio-environmental justice and community philanthropy in Brazil, and is a space for the assembling and systematization of information and practices, to generate knowledge and reflection, in addition to providing visibility to organizations that are often outside the scope of mainstream philanthropy, private social investment and society in general.
2023
Philanthropy that transforms
The publication Philanthropy that transforms – mapping independent donor organizations for civil society in the areas of socio-environmental justice and community development in Brazil brings an unprecedented survey of organizations that demonstrate that this way of doing philanthropy is strong and present in the country, and can be taken as a movement that seeks to change power relations by supporting human rights and socio-environmental justice with grassroots organizations. Still, it should be taken as a study in continuous construction, since other existing organizations may not have been addressed here, as new ones may also be created over time since this publication, which provides space for future expansions and deepening of the theme. The mapping, which includes an in-depth analysis of 31 organizations, seeks to draw an up-to-date overview of community philanthropy and socio-environmental justice in the country, being a space for collecting and systematizing information and practices with a view to generating knowledge and reflection. In addition to bringing visibility to organizations that, most of the time, are outside the field of vision of mainstream philanthropy, private social investment and society in general.
2022
Highlights of the Mapping of Independent Grantmaking Organizations in the Fields of Social Justice and Community Development in Brazil - Key Findings
Conducted by the Comuá Network in collaboration with PonteAponte, this mapping project represents a research endeavor that combines both qualitative (interviews) and quantitative (questionnaires) approaches. The primary aim of this initiative is to comprehensively understand, profile, and emphasize the domain of independent organizations engaged in providing financial resources to civil society organizations, groups, and movements operating within the realms of social justice and community development in Brazil. The research took place from January to August 2022.
2022
Mapping highlights of the independent grantmaking organizations for social justice and community development in Brazil
The Comuá Network and ponteAponte partnered to conduct the mapping. It is a study developed from qualitative (interviews) and quantitative (questionnaires) approaches to understand, characterize, and highlight the independent organizations that have donated funds to social justice and community development organizations, groups, and civil society movements in Brazil. The research was conducted from January to August 2022.