The Humanize Institute (H.I.) is an institution of the third sector which seeks to collaborate with territorial transformation and to strengthen individual and institutional capacities, aiming at the promotion of a more sustainable development and a more harmonic coexistence between people and natural resources.
To do such, Humanize works in collaboration with an ecosystem which integrates philanthropy, private investment, impact businesses and public sector, in order to leverage resources and skills. In addition to direct support initiatives, today the Institute has ten active partnerships among alliances, strategic partnerships and co-financing.
We believe that we can be part of a virtuous cycle of experiences to collaborate with the regeneration of individuals and territories in Brazil.
Humanize supports projects of national reach but works specially to integrate actions in the Amazon (in the states of Pará and Amazonas), in the Caatinga (in the state of Piauí), in the Cerrado (states of Goiás, Minas Gerais and Bahia) and in the Atlantic Forest (in the south of Bahia and in the cities of Paraty and Rio de Janeiro).
In order to promote a positive impact in territories and in the life of peoples living in situation of socio-environmental vulnerability, Humanize supports projects which foment the socio-biodiversity chains, especially to make them more structured and competitive, focusing on local strength and potentialities.
The Institution’s work starts from the programs of Sustainable Use, Entrepreneurship and Socio-Environmental Impact Businesses (NISA), Public Management and Development of Civil Society Organizations (DCSOs). Education and other themes (named under ‘Special Projects’) are transversal and complement the work.
Beginning of a new cycle with ten active partnerships, which are responsible for the shared management of more than half of the projects portfolio. There is also a direction of strategies that involve articulating institutions and sectors; strengthening individual capacities; and developing institutional capacities in a way that is increasingly focused on territories and populations in a situation of socio-environmental vulnerability (with low use of their potential when it comes to promoting a more sustainable development). There is, therefore, a transition process in which the previous learnings lead the institution towards a new period – one that points to the continuity of its programmatic strategy and portfolio management, but consciously seeking to achieve greater territorial impact.
The year is marked by the transition process between the end of the first cycle, including the analysis of its first results, and the beginning of a new triennium. Strategic planning that will guide Humanize’s activities from 2022 on.
Structuring blended finance mechanisms for socio-biodiversity chains worked in Humanize priority territories. Strengthening of collaborative networks and performance reassessment; including redirection of resources to emergency actions to combat Covid-19.
Creation of a program for institutional strengthening and development of Civil Society Organizations.
65% increase in investment in projects with partnerships.
Period completed with 69 active projects and 14 alliances in various stages of implementation.
Year marked by the transition of the ISP portfolio and by the development of the Humanize strategy, in addition to the definition of sustainability and income generation as important causes. Also, the programs Sustainable Use, Entrepreneurship and Socio-Environmental Impact Businesses, and Public Management were created.
It was also the year of the creation of the ‘Aliança para Liderança de Impacto no Setor Público e no Terceiro Setor’, formed by Lemann Foundation, República.org, Brava Foundation and Humanize. A movement that reinforced the importance of innovation for the Institute, as well as the concepts of partnership and co-financing.
Humanize Institute is created to manage the Private Social Investment portfolio of its philanthropists, José Roberto Marinho and family.
Beginning of the entrepreneurship portfolio, with the ‘Centro de Empreendedorismo da Amazônia’ project.
Beginning of the ISP in Bahia, with the ‘Parques para Prosperar’ project (Conservation International/CI – Brazil).
Beginning of the ISP in the territory of Pará with the ‘Pará Sustentável’ project.
Creation of the ‘Juntos’ Program: beginning of the ISP in public management.
Beginning of support in Paraty (RJ), with the first contribution to the ‘Parceiros da Educação’ project.
Beginning of Private Social Investment (ISP) with the ‘Sertões’ project aimed at socio-biodiversity product chains in the Cerrado.