BTG Pactual supports a series of cultural and social projects throughout Brazil.
We invest in initiatives that expand access to infant-child education and a better quality of life. We support and encourage our employees, individually, to support institutions renowned for the work they do in and for the Brazilian population.
See below for more details on the institutions supported by BTG Pactual.
AACD is a non-profit philanthropic entity that has worked for 58 years for the well-being of people with physical disabilities. It originated from a dream of a doctor who wished to establish a rehabilitation center in Brazil that provided the same quality of service offered by the international centers he knew, and was especially intended for the treatment of disabled adolescents, and for their social reintegration. With this in mind, Dr. Roberto da Costa Bomfim brought together a group of supporters, and founded AACD in 1950. The center was inaugurated in June 1963, and still operates at the same location, alongside seven more units throughout the state of São Paulo and Brazil.
GRAAC is a non-profit entity, created to ensure that children and teenagers with cancer have the best treatment and, thus, the best chances for a cure with quality of life, using state-of-the-art scientific methods.
Its hospital provides around 2,500 treatments a month, including chemotherapy sessions, check-ups, outpatient procedures, surgeries, marrow bone transplants and others. As well as diagnosing and treating child cancer, GRAAC is also involved in teaching and research.
GRAACC was created in 1991 at the initiative of Dr. Sérgio Petrilli, head of Oncology at the Pediatric Department of Escola Paulista de Medicina; the volunteer Jacinto Antonio Guidolin and Mrs. Léa Della Casa Mingione, a volunteer from the Hospital of Cancer.
The first step was to transfer the Pediatric Oncology sector to a home, which became known as the "little home". The patients were treated at this home, as part of the hospital-day concept, where they received medical treatment and assistance and returned to their homes.
Based on the university/company/community partnership, GRAACC aroused in companies and institutions with a broad social vision the confidence and interest in participating in constructing the Pediatric Oncology Institute -IOP/GRAACC/UNIFESP, the GRAACC hospital.
In May 1998, this dream became a reality. A modern hospital with nine floors and two underground floors, with a total area of 4,200m², was created – specialized in treating children and teenagers with cancer.
The hospital is managed and administered by GRAACC, with medical assistance, education and research provided in partnership with the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM).
GRAACC is audited annually by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since 2008, the voluntary work of GRAACC has received ISO 9001 certification.
The mission of Fraternidade Irmã Clara is to offer shelter and care to individuals suffering from cerebral palsy, at any stage, with no discrimination. The purpose of the entity is to enhance quality of life through cognitive and motor rehabilitation programs, and to foster family ties. The entity today provides care to severe cases of cerebral palsy. Support by BTG Pactual to FIC derives from an understanding of how important high-quality services and facilities are for an appropriate treatment of these patients. Our investments have afforded renovations in FIC headquarters, and an extension of present facilities to serve more patients - a total of 70 today. Construction works began in August 2008, and completion is estimated for October 2009.
BTG Pactual is proud to invest in TUCCA, a non-profit entity established in 1998, whose mission is to improve treatment conditions of children and adolescents with cancer, from diagnosis to rehabilitation. In partnership with the Santa Marcelina Hospital, in the eastern region of São Paulo, TUCCA offers additional treatment to that offered by the Brazilian Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde - SUS), providing needy children and teenagers with access to the latest treatments against cancer. Scholarships are also granted to young resident physicians in oncology for specialization courses abroad. Today the association serves more than a thousand under-age persons.
A charitable institution, founded in 1937, Lar das Crianças is a center for catering to the needs of children, youths and families in precarious situations (of an emotional, social and/or economic nature).
For the last 60 years the entity's headquarters have been in the district of Alto da Boa Vista, where it is a reference in its field. It currently takes care of around 400 children and youths, accompanying them from the age of 4 to their insertion into the workplace.
A civil entity whose goal is to implement the methodology of sports education in underprivileged communities, guided by the principles of sports education: inclusion, diversity, collective action, full-time education and the path to autonomy, developing sporting culture with the aim of forming critically aware, creative and proactive citizens.
Founded in 2005, Instituto Verdescola aims to promote socio-environmental awareness via teaching sustainability. With a multidisciplinary team, formed by educators from different areas, the institute offers courses, qualifications and training, and also visits São Paulo public schools to give workshops on the theme of sustainability.
A civil entity created in 1996 with the mission of disseminating and strengthening social development via sustainable educative practices. With a simple, innovative and low-cost model, the organization works to reduce illiteracy levels in the country. By the end of 2010, AlfaSol had helped 5.5 million students in 2,205 Brazilian cities, and trained 257,000 literacy instructors.
A non-profit organization with the mission of providing youths in precarious, social risk with educational opportunities and professional training to promote their self-esteem, social inclusion and full citizenship. The institute was founded in 1995 and is located in Jaguaré. Its program is targeted at youths aged 14-19 and is based on three phases: supplementing the cultural-educational learning process, recycling workshops and insertion into the workplace.