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.

  • FUNDOS SOBERANOS

    Fórum de Fundos Soberanos Brasileiro

    No category assigned

    Climate policy

    To coordinate with managers of sovereign wealth funds (public funds that receive resources from oil royalties, mining, among other services) so that the resources are used to finance climate projects. The project will unfold into articles, studies, meetings with public and private managers

    Duration: 12 months

    2024

  • CINDES

    Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolv.

    No category assigned

    Transition of the energy and industrial matrix

    Develop policy briefs, conduct interviews, and coordinate debates to engage stakeholders in the formulation of public policies regarding regulated emissions trading systems and carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs) to promote the decarbonization and competitiveness of the Brazilian economy.

    Duration: 9 months

    2024

  • PARÁCICLO

    Coletivo ParáCiclo

    No category assigned

    Empowered agents of change for the just transition and a diversified ecosystem

    This project aims to activate a series of decentralized events to promote participation and involve society in debates, especially the peripheral populations of Belem. To discuss the impacts of the climate crisis in the urban context and obtain a vision of post-COP-30 legacies, the project seeks to convert public engagement into impactful actions.

    Duration: 12 months

    2024

  • GHETO HUB

    Gheto Hub

    No category assigned

    Empowered agents of change for the just transition and a diversified ecosystem

    To strengthen the advocacy capabilities of local civil society in Belém and increase awareness of the climate agenda towards COP-30, this project aims to promote the engagement of the populations of the Jurunas neighbourhood through artivism and culture, multiplying good practices of climate resilience to promote a sustainable agenda with lasting impact in the region.

    Duration: 12 months

    2024

  • COJOVEM

    Coop da Juventude Amaz p/ Desenv Sust

    No category assigned

    Empowered agents of change for the just transition and a diversified ecosystem

    To enable the participation of youth Amazonian leaders and their influence in decision-making spaces on the global climate agenda, this proposal will support the presence of young leaders from key organizations from the Amazon climate ecosystem at the 2024 SBs Meetings in Bonn and the XI Pan-Amazonian Social Forum.

    Duration: 2 months

    2024

  • COMITÊ COP-30

    COMITÊ COP-30

    No category assigned

    Empowered agents of change for the just transition and a diversified ecosystem

    To enable the participation of Amazonian leaders and their influence in decision-making spaces on the global climate agenda, this proposal will support the presence of key organizations from the Amazon climate ecosystem at the 2024 SBs Meetings in Bonn and the XI Pan-Amazonian Social Forum.

    Duration: 3 months

    2024

  • FBDS

    Fundação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável

    No category assigned

    Empowered agents of change for the just transition and a diversified ecosystem

    Creation of a Climate Finance Hub to engage the financial sector, develop technical material, analyze corporate and sectoral transition plans, and disseminate climate-related financial information.

    The implementation comprises 4 fronts: 1) Organization and Governance; 2) Local Capacity Building; 3) Analysis of Corporate Climate Transition; and 4) Local and Global Engagement.

    Duration: 24 months

    2024

  • GIRA MUNDO

    Ass. Gira Mundo

    No category assigned

    Empowered agents of change for the just transition and a diversified ecosystem

    To amplify the narratives of the climate agenda in the territorial multiplicities of Amapá and the Amazon, this project will strengthen community mobilization, mainly through young people, political monitoring and the construction of participatory methodologies, with artivism as the main tool for climate action.

    Duration: 12 months

    2024