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The Comuá Network brings together funds and community foundations, grantmakers that mobilize funding from numerous sources to civil society organizations, collectives, movements, and support groups, engaging in the fields of social justice, human rights, active citizenship, and community development.

​The Comuá was created in 2012 to promote and transform the philanthropic culture in Brazil into one that ensures and expands the resources available for social justice. The following organizations are among its founding members: Baobá Fund, Elas+ Fund, Brazil Fund, Casa Socio-Environmental Fund, Instituto Comunitário da Grande Florianópolis – ICOM – Brazil Foundation, Rio Institute and Instituto Baixada.


The member organizations deliver their support in the form of donations of financial resources to social institutions, civil society groups, leaderships, which contribute to the social transformation process and/or fight for the preservation and recognition of rights in several areas and regions of the country.

The majority of its members also support efforts towards institutional engagement, capacity building and development, promoting education, dialogs and debates in numerous areas, with the participation of multiple actors.

The Comuá endorses the following principles, which drive its actions:​

  • Advancement of democratic and republican values;

  • Commitment to contribute to the promotion, dissemination and expansion of philanthropy for social justice;

  • Full transparency in the operation and management of human and financial resources;

  • Driving collaboration and integration among its members and partners;

  • Horizontal relations and internal democracy;

  • Fighting all forms of discrimination.


To reinforce the civil society organizations of Brazil that work with human rights, racial equality, gender equality, socio-environmental rights, and community development through actions to expand philanthropy for social justice.


  •     To reinforce and promote philanthropy for social justice in Brazil, from the perspective of human rights conceived from a complex, intersectional viewpoint.

  •     To endorse and highlight its member organizations, accentuating their work and contributions to the country’s transformation, to establish them as viable social investment alternatives.

  •     To facilitate bonds between member organizations to strengthen their fight for causes and leverage donation resources within the fields of human rights and social justice, to support transformative efforts.


To consolidate an expanded, diverse philanthropic culture in Brazil that ensures and broadens social justice.

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