Who We Are
We are dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. We believe respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all its inhabitants.
Winter Grants Support Great Ape Survival Through Collaborative Approaches
Organizations taking a holistic approach to conserving endangered ape populations will receive funding in Arcus’ winter 2015 Great Apes Program grant portfolio.
Increasing Religious Support for LGBT Justice Is a Primary Aim of Current Arcus Grant Cycle
Lifting the voices and expanding the reach of religious leaders who stand up for LGBT equality in the United States is the shared goal of many grant recipients in Arcus’ winter 2015 portfolio.
Arcus’ 2014 Annual Report Showcases Partners’ Work on the Frontlines
The Arcus Foundation’s 2014 Annual Report emphasizes the bravery of our partners in the movements that seek to build a world where humans live in harmony with one another and with nature.
Pledges by Big Industry Give Indonesian Forests, Endangered Orangutans, a Chance to Thrive
In spring 2015, McDonald’s became the latest corporation to announce that it would source paper and palm-oil products only from companies committed to stopping forest clearance, one goal of a long-fought campaign to protect rich and fragile terrain that provides habitat for endangered species, including great apes.
Captive U.S. Chimpanzees Get New Status as Endangered Species
Chimpanzees held by private and government entities across the U.S. are to receive stronger legal protections against abuse and exploitation following the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lift their status from “threatened” to “endangered.”
“I Had No Place to Go” – How Gay Teen Dee Balliet Got Off The Streets and Into School
“My story mattered; someone actually cared enough to say that a young guy has faced housing instability and homelessness and he’s bounced back from it.”
African Activists Fight Homophobia, Seek Protection from Violence
Activists are welcoming recent landmark legal victories for LGBT organizations in Kenya and Botswana as heralding greater recognition of the existence and human rights of LGBT populations more widely across Africa.