Arcus Foundation

<span style='color:#ffffff;'>© Isla Davidson</span>

The Arcus Foundation works to ensure
our fellow apes can thrive – living full lives
on their own terms in their natural habitats.

© Isla Davidson

<span style='color:#ffffff;'>© Jurek Wajdowicz</span>

Sanctuaries provide a safe haven,
immediate triage and rehabilitation for physically
and psychologically traumatized primates.

© Jurek Wajdowicz

<span style='color:#ffffff;'>© Erik Meijaard</span>

Arcus works to reconcile socioeconomic
development
and conservation activities
in the landscapes where the great apes live.

© Erik Meijaard

<span style='color:#000000;'>© Jurek Wajdowicz</span>

The Arcus Foundation works to 

improve respect for and recognition
of the intrinsic value of apes.

© Jurek Wajdowicz

<span style='color:#ffffff;' font-weight: bold;'>© Slobodan Randjelovic</span>

Illegal deforestation is
a massive threat

to the habitat of bonobos and
other endangered species.

© Slobodan Randjelovic

Features

  1. How Clyde the Chimpanzee Received a New Chance at Life

    © Center for Great Apes, Florida, U.S.

    How Clyde the Chimpanzee Received a New Chance at Life

    For 47-year-old Clyde the chimpanzee, rising above difficult early circumstances has led to dramatically positive changes.

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  2. Industry, Government, Public Have Great Stake in Ape Conservation

    © Jurek Wajdowicz

    Industry, Government, Public Have Great Stake in Ape Conservation

    Speaking at September's Great Apes Summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Annette Lanjouw, Vice President of Arcus' Great Apes Program, explains in this video why industry, government, and the general public have an important role to play in conservation of the world's endangered great apes.

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  3. Less Than Human?  The Ethics of Our Treatment of Others

    © Jurek Wajdowicz

    Less Than Human? The Ethics of Our Treatment of Others

    Humans have a long history of doing violence to one another. And those of us who do not have blood on our hands have a remarkable knack for averting our gaze. This guest blog by David Livingstone Smith examines how we dehumanize others and how understanding this process may help us make the world a more hospitable place for both human and nonhuman animals.

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  4. Arcus Foundation Annual Report 2012

    Arcus Foundation Annual Report 2012

    Arcus’ 2012 Annual Report highlights the work of Arcus grantees and partners across the globe who are building movements towards the Foundation's goal of creating a more just and humane world.
     

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Arcus News

  1. Arcus Foundation Announces Summer 2014 Conservation Grants

    June 2014

    The Arcus Foundation’s latest round of Conservation Program Grants supports six different organizations.

Other News

Photo Gallery

Save The Chimps
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What We Support

Promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature.

The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Specifically, Arcus works to conserve and protect the great apes through three program areas: 
  1. Conservation of Apes
  2. Well-Being of Apes in Captivity
  3. Apes & Ethics

© Annette L. Lanjouw

Grants

The Arcus Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation that supports organizations around the world working to conserve and protect the great apes.

  1. Apply for a Grant
  2. Grant Forms
  3. Grantee Resources

Awarded Grants

International Wilderness Leadership Foundation
Boulder, Colo. $110,550

Orangutan Appeal UK
Effingham Surrey, U.K. $150,000

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