Expanding and strengthening community philanthropy in Brasil



The first version of this publication dates back to the year 2019. Considering its relevance to the field, the audience reached and the impacts produced, the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice (RFJS) has decided to release it again, updating its information (based on the Research titled The work of the Member Organizations in the years 2019 and 2020, conducted in early 2021), within the context of the Giving for Change Program, under the Collection that will encompass working materials, publications on theoretical debates, capacity building and sharing of experiences, ensuring free access and distribution, translated into multiple languages.
This paper intends to describe the current scenario of community philanthropy in Brazil and worldwide, by defining concepts and mapping important trends and experiences in the field.
This work, which proposes a preliminary approach to the issue, was prepared on the basis of bibliographic and document research, as well as testimonies gathered during interviews held with a number of professionals engaging in philanthropy and private social investment in Brazil. This paper was conceived as an open-ended endeavor, a starting point, which does not purpose to be a complete or finished document, but a kickoff point to a reflection on the practices and experiences surrounding this topic, to contribute to the strengthening of community philanthropy in Brazil.