Strengthening the Private Social Investment

Private Social Investment (PSI) is the voluntary and strategic allocation of resources for public benefit. At IDIS, we believe that to have impact and promote social transformation, philanthropy should rely on focused research, creative planning, predefined strategies, careful execution, and the monitoring of results. With 20 year experience, we design and implement projects as well as disseminate knowledge that contributes to the development of the giving culture.


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social investors

have received IDIS's support since 1999. Individual investors, families, corporations, and communities from all regions of the country.


projects have been supported

in 20 years of activity, contributing for a more effective and transformative philanthropy perspective at Brazil.


IDIS is part of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Global Alliance, supporting philanthropists all over the world.


Brazilian Philanthropy Forum

RedISThe Brazilian Forum of Philanthropists and Social Investors aims to provide an exclusive space for the philanthropic community to reunite, exchange experiences and learn with peers, enriching the strategic philanthropy in order to promote the Brazilian society's development. In order to analyze and discuss the philanthropy role in Brazil's development, the Forum invited great speakers such as Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter, Lester M. Salamon, Swanee Hunt, Ana Paula Padrão, José Guimarães Monforte, Jane Wales, Gilberto Carvalho, Rob Garris, Viviane Senna, Peter Eigen, Guilherme Leal, Ana Lúcia Villela, Carlos Alberto Sardenberg and many others. Brazilian Philanthropy Forum is a joint initiative of the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS) and the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF).

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Established in 1999, the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS, in Portuguese) is a public interest non-governmental organization that was a pioneer in providing technical support and consultancy for social investors in Brazil and Latin America. IDIS facilitates the participation of individuals, families, companies and communities in strategic social actions that bring social change and help reduce social inequalities in the country. Committed to promote and structure private social investment as a tool for the development of a more equitable and sustainable society, IDIS acts in two ways: by developing proactive initiatives and by meeting the demand for technical support of companies, foundations, institutes, families and individuals.