An Overview of Civic Participation and Giving Trends in Brazil
Charities Aid Foundation Global Alliance


About This Report

The Brazil Giving 2019 report, produced by CAF Global Alliance, provides unique insight into how people give, their motivations and which causes they support.

This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports. As the series grows we will be able to look at trends in giving for the first time: why and how people of different ages and social groups give in different countries; the way they give and who they give to, as well as gaining a better understanding of people‚Äôs participation in social and civic activities beyond financial donations and volunteering.

Key Findings

Our analysis provides these key findings for individual giving in Brazil:

  • People in Brazil continue to give money at the same rate that was seen in 2017. Seven in ten (70%) have donated money in the past 12 months, either to a charity, to a church or religious organisation, or by sponsoring someone.
  • The most popular causes remain the same as 2017, with around half (52%) of donors supporting religious organizations/churches.
  • The typical (median) amount donated or sponsored by those who have given in the last 12 months is 200 reais.
  • Cash donations are the most common method of giving with around two-thirds (68%) of donors having given in this way.
  • The top reasons for giving remain unchanged from 2017. Making themselves feel good is the most common reason for donating, with half citing that as a reason for giving.
  • Consistent with 2017 findings, more than half of people (53%) have volunteered in the last 12 months.
  • The majority of those surveyed perceive the impact of charities on Brazil to be positive for their local communities, Brazil as a whole, and internationally.
  • Having more money themselves is the thing most likely to encourage people to donate more time, goods or money in the coming 12 months (57%). 

To read the full report, visit CAF's website or view the document below. Watch the video below for the key findings.