ICNL’s resources and information on Brazil.


ICNL supports local partners in Brazil to assess the legal environment for CSOs and develop proposals for enabling reforms. Key themes our partners have addressed include life cycle legislation, public financing of CSOs, the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in the context of Pride Marches and indigenous associations, the legal framework for philanthropy, and more.

Flag of Brazil (Graphic Credit: Wikimedia)

Civic Freedom Monitor


Last updated: 18 November 2020

On March 23, 2020, Provisional Measure No. 928 amended Law No. 13,979 of February 6, 2020 to address the [...]

Global Grantmaking Country Notes

In partnership with the Council on Foundations, ICNL maintains reports on thirty-four countries that help U.S grantmakers undertake equivalency determinations for foreign grantees. The reports in this series describe the legal frameworks for nonprofit organizations and provide translations of relevant legislative provisions.


Financial Action Task Force Toolkit

Financial Action Task Force Toolkit: A resource for nonprofit organization engagement in FATF procedures. (Graphic: Jeff Vize/ICNL)
This toolkit unpacks anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing rules and the standards and procedures of FATF for nonprofit organizations ... Read More


Brazil Forges New Partnership with Civil Society Organizations

ICNL Fellow Diego Carmona Scardone shares his research on a mechanism for state-civil society partnership in Brazil (photo credit: ICNL)
As the government of Brazil seeks to overcome complex social and economic challenges, it is looking towards civil society organizations ... Read More

President of Brazil Affirms Support for Enabling Legal Reforms for CSOs

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
In a May 23, 2014 speech during the II International Seminar of the Legal Framework for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) ... Read More

ICNL and ECNL Announce TEDxLiberdade: The Power of Together

ICNL and ECNL Announce TEDxLiberdade: The Power of Together
ICNL and the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) are pleased to announce TEDxLiberdade: The Power of Together on April ... Read More

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