Levantamos
The Center for Afro-Brazilian - American Cooperation

Grants

Our Mission

Levantamos’ mission is to develop partnerships between Americans and Afro-Brazilians focused on eliminating inequality and provide technical and financial assistance to Afro-Brazilian community-based organizations

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Grants

Past Grant Recipients:

Bahia Streets – educational organization for young Afro-Brazilian girls, that works to combat ideological mechanisms that sustain social exclusion, and racial and gender bias. The program offers educational guidance and tutoring for African descendant girls, ages 06-17 years – from elementary school to university entry.

 


Apply for a Grant

***GRANT APPLICATION FOR 2016 – DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 5 p.m.   GMT-4***

IF YOU ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS WITH THE EMAIL, PLEASE PHONE OUR PROGRAM ASSISTANT, MARCIO LIMA, AT (55)(71) 8708-0068

To fulfill this mission, Levantamos periodically issues a call for proposals to select Brazil-based organization with which it will partner to provide technical assistance, financial support, and undertake other capacity-building efforts.

Levantamos’ staff conducts site visits of the organization before it receives funding and again six months after the organization receives a grant. Each grant recipient is required to report the use of funds at least six months after the grant is made and at various other pre-determined points during the program period. Funds that cannot be financially accounted for must be returned.

Eligibility:

Organizations eligible to apply must be a grassroots organization or community association whose mission is to empower Afro-descendant communities in Brazil through its activities. The organization must not historically have had access to larger, mainstream funding sources and must not have previously received a grant totaling more than R$20,000 from any Brazilian or international organization. Organizations that have partnerships with entities that have an annual budget of more than R$50,000 are not eligible to apply. Organizations that are affiliated with any political party, governmental organization, or religious institution are also ineligible to apply.

Levantamos will not accept applications requesting grants for travel, conferences, publications, research, or applications from individuals. Requests for grants to construct buildings will only be entertained if the organization intends to house a pre-existing program or will house a program developed in conjunction with the constructed building. Such applications must also include a budget of estimated construction costs.

Criteria:

Applicants must be able to provide the following:

(1) Proof of an established presence or program in the community served in the immediate past twelve months. Examples of such proof are as follows:

Letters from the community
Pictures
Certificates of participation
Local media coverage
Archives
Dated flyers

All supporting documentation must be dated.

(2) Proof that the organization is not operating for profit.

(3) Information on the directors, leaders, founders, etc. of the organization.

Preference is given to organizations located in the Northeast of Brazil.

Deadlines:

Interested organizations must submit an application as part of a competitive process. Applications must be RECEIVED by a specific pre-determined date. Levantamos staff will conduct site visits of the selected finalists. The selected partner or partners will be announced after the site visit, and financial assistance awarded as part of the partnership will be distributed within thirty days after the announcement.

Guidelines for Submitting Application :

(1) Applicants must submit Levantamos’ 2016 Application for Project Funding and Partnership along with the requested supporting documentation.

(2) Applications should be typed or printed legibly using blue or black ink.

(3) Mail or deliver all applications to:

Levantamos: The Center for Afro-Brazilian-American Cooperation
2015 PARTNER SELECTION
4103 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011

email applications to:  grants@levantamos.org


Applicants may email info@levantamos.org for questions regarding the application process.  Levantamos will make every effort to acknowledge grants received by the deadline.