Capoeira Cultural Arts Foundation
a 501c3 Non-Profit
Founded in 2018
The Capoeira Cultural Arts Foundation has been established for the purpose of promoting the growth of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, specifically to high-need communities through providing instruction, trainings, programs, events, performances, and scholarships, to enrich and improve the well-being of our youth physically, mentally, culturally and socially.
The Capoeira Cultural Arts Foundation has been operating in the US and Brazil and continues to work and expand on their goal of providing underprivileged youth with the opportunity to explore the cultural diversity that capoeira has to offer and enrich their lives, culturally, mentally, socially, and physically.
Why we do what we do
This initiative began when Mestre Betinho decided to follow the strong calling he felt in his heart to give back to the capoeira community that helped him when he was a young boy to lead him in the direction of freedom and success that he now enjoys and does not take for granted. Many people know that Bahia is the heart and soul of capoeira, where it all began, and not only is it important to support the cultural art form that is capoeira, it is more important to give back to the community that gave so much when it had so little. Mestre Betinho grew up in Bahia in a very impoverished town. We have all heard the stories of what it was like to wonder where your next meal was coming from or if it was coming at all. These people truly live that reality. Giving back to his community in Bahia and providing for underprivileged youth here in the US is his way of giving back to the art form that has given so much to him.
How can you help?
If you'd like to do more to support our mission, we have volunteer opportunities available - it truly takes a villiage - together we are stronger and can make a bigger impact! Or, simply make a donation in the amount of your choice. All proceeds gained will go directly to the efforts of the CCAF in Bahia, Brazil!
We have provided the community in Bahia with donations of non-perishable food items, gifts, batizado celebrations, trainings, unifoms, instruments and more for the past several years and look forward to extending our reach every year to help even more people believe in the healing power of capoeira.
Locally, we have provided various students with scholarships to attend camps, classes, and events. We also launched a teen leadership program which helps adolescent youth gain confidence and skills necessary to be leaders in our community and the world at large.
All your donations will be collected on behalf of CCAF. The purpose of the Capoeira Cultural Arts Foundation is to fund raise for educational and cultural programming, outreach and scholarships for Capoeira Karkara domestically as well as in Mestre Betinho’s hometown community in Bahia, Brazil.
We thank you in your advance for your support that will provide such a special and potentially life-changing opportunity for so many children and families in need.
Note: A Copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.
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