Brazil is a global powerhouse and has one of the world’s largest economies. It is rich in natural resources; it has a growing middle class; its democracy is diverse and lively and its constitution prioritises equal rights.
While Brazil has developed significant global influence, it also – like many countries – struggles with crime and violence, disparities between rich and poor and discrimination based on race, sex and gender.
Recognising the diversity of social movements, civil society, social, economic and environmental relevance of the country in the region, the Foundation decided to create a cross-programme initiative to work in Brazil. Recife and its Metropolitan Area were elected as the starting point of our work. Five different programmes worked together to better understand the local context and developed a strategy that aligns each programme’s priorities with the issues on the ground.
The Joint Brazil Programme is composed of the following programmes:
OUR PRIORITY AREA
The Joint Brazil Prgramme’s grants address four themes: safety, urban space, mobility or participation. While some focus exclusively on Recife, others are national in scope but include Recife as a target city. We aim to provide project and core support grants to organisations in the following areas:
Safeguarding Children Policy
Grantee Perception Reports
Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.