iCS operates strategically.
In addition to selecting proposals that are presented to us, we proactively seek out projects and organizations that can contribute to the central objectives of each portfolio. We believe in respecting the autonomy of the supported institutions, while simultaneously encouraging the work of each one to join in the efforts of the others. Accordingly, we seek to contribute to achieving much more significant results than each grantee could obtain on their own.
The group of grantees of iCS, i.e., the organizations that receive our grants, is significantly varied and includes organizations of different sizes, located in various parts of Brazil, some very recent and others with long experience.
They include organizations that are more dedicated to the production of knowledge, such as think tanks or universities, and others that work to influence decision makers to act on the basis of evidence. There are also organizations that monitor public policies, such as watchdogs, and some that are dedicated to campaigns, which seek to involve the population with a certain subject.
On the one hand, we have established a medium- to long-term relationship with many of our grantees, supporting the evolution of their work over the years. On the other hand, we are permanently looking for new partnerships in order to renew and expand the range of the supported institutions.