Maria Amália Souza
Pronouns: she / her
Founder/Strategic Development Director of Fundo Casa Socioambiental, CASA Socio-Environmental Fund
Amália has dedicated 35+ yrs to designing systemic strategies that assure philanthropic resources reach the most excluded and vulnerable grassroots communities. She is co-founder of the Brazil Philanthropy Network for Social Justice and leads her organization in many global/regional funders coalitions. In 2016, Amalia was a finalist among 7 global leaders for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize on innovative philanthropy in the Global South. She is an advisor to The Ocean Foundation and Board Chair Nucleus of Information Technology/Training (NUPEF). Amália holds a degree in International Services, Development & Environmental Studies from World College West, CA and is a fellow of Donnella Meadows Sustainability Program on Systems Thinking.