Grants

Promoting the leading role and the strengthening of Brazilian civil society is a central value for iCS in the building of a strong economy, with a guarantee of well-being for the population and the geopolitical recognition of Brazil abroad.

This is essentially achieved through the donation of financial resources, generally accompanied by other types of backing, such as support for networking, technical training and the coordination with different actors in the field or with other sectors.

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 respect the autonomy of the supported institutions, at the same time, we encourage each one’s work to join the efforts of the others, helping them to achieve much more significant results than they could achieve separately.

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.

We present below two forms of research for the grants made by iCS.

From 2016 to 2022, the grants can be researched by the areas of expertise and years. From 2023, with the new iCS model of operation, the grants will be classified by areas and objectives.

  • CBCS

    Cons. Brasileiro de Construção Sustentável

    Energy

    No area assigned

    Scale up and promote the Efficient Cities Program nationally, aiming for the reproducibility of projects on public buildings’ energy, water and gas consumption management at Florianópolis and Rio de Janeiro cities. Promote low-carbon public procurement nationally.

    Duration: 12 months

    2023

  • IPAM

    Inst. de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia

    Law and Climate

    No area assigned

    To analyse the climate impacts of legislative proposals currently in Congress that weaken the territorial rights of indigenous peoples, and changes in the forest legislation of Roraima. The project will also contribute to anti-deforestation efforts led by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) and civil society organizations by quantifying the climate damages resulting from illegal deforestation.

    Duration: 12 months

    2023

  • IDEC

    Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor

    No category assigned

    Traceability

    To work towards the advancement of a public system for environmental traceability of meat that informs consumers about the origin, and to regulate alternative proteins in Brazil that meet transparency and health criteria. Efforts will be directed towards the National Congress for Bill 1585/22, the Federal Executive, and CONSEA, in addition to public communication and engagement campaigns.

    Duration: 7 months

    2023

  • CBC

    Centro Brasil no Clima

    Climate Policy

    No area assigned

    To support the development of plans and projects for mitigation and adaptation in subnational governments. The CBC will support state governments and the Green Brazil Consortium in the development of plans and projects that deepen the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions in the Brazilian territory. The project will help transform states into successful cases to be replicated.

    Duration: 12 months

    2023

  • MPA

    Movimento dos Pequenos Agricultores

    Land Use and Food Systems

    No area assigned

    To subsidize small farmers in implementing low-carbon practices and ensure their effective participation in the reshaping of climate policies – NDC and Adaptation Plan. To achieve this, the project will have two fronts, one focused on influencing national climate policies and the other on institutional strengthening and the construction of sustainable agricultural experiences in the Amazon.

    Duration: 12 months

    2023

  • INESC

    Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos

    No category assigned

    Watchdog

    To monitor and disclose subsidies for fossil fuels and renewable energies. To consolidate INESC’s subsidy calculation methodology based on public and transparent data sources. To communicate the results strategically through advocacy actions with decision-makers and in Congress.

    Duration: 24 months

    2023

  • CCMob

    Coalizão Clima e Mobilidade Ativa

    Communication and Engagement

    No area assigned

    To systematize the learning obtained throughout the year in relation to the process of education and training of urban activists on cities, climate and the Amazon in nine capitals of the country, seeking to identify the main points of action necessary to be planned in each territory for the action of communication and campaign with these activists next year, thus building the 2024 plan.

    Duration: 4 months

    2023

  • Casa Galileia

    Casa Galileia

    Communication and Engagement

    No area assigned

    To develop strategic planning for the Ecoprophetic Amazon Defense Network (REDA) for 2024, focusing on articulation, mobilization, campaign, advocacy and social participation tactics aimed at building climate public policies in the Amazon territory, as well as building a REDA’s impact and results monitoring system and a fundraising plan.

    Duration: 3 months

    2023