Arcus Foundation

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The Arcus Foundation –
dedicated to the idea that
people can live in harmony
with one another and the natural world.

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The Arcus Foundation –
Push boundaries.
Make change.

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We partner with experts and activists –
brave advocates for change who
push boundaries and confront tough challenges.

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The Arcus Foundation focuses
on people and issues at the
leading edge of the movement.

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Together, we learn from each other and
take bold risks on groundbreaking ideas
that drive progress toward a future of
respect and dignity for all.

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Features

  1. Arcus Forum: “Say My Name: Stories of LGBTQ Youth from New Orleans”

    Arcus Forum: “Say My Name: Stories of LGBTQ Youth from New Orleans”

    Say My Name: Stories of LGBTQ Youth from New Orleans,” performed March 25 at the New York Live Arts Center, was developed through an interactive theater workshop with BreakOUT! members in New Orleans in October 2013.

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  2. Why All LGBT People Should Care About Places Like Russia, Uganda and Gambia

    © Brad Hamilton

    Why All LGBT People Should Care About Places Like Russia, Uganda and Gambia

    In February, Ugandan President Museveni signed a bill into law criminalizing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and punishing anyone who supports LGBT equality with lifetime imprisonment. Amidst the enthusiastic applause at the bill-signing ceremony, LGBT Ugandans were unable to leave their homes, fearful of their safety.

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  3. National Transgender Advocacy Convening Creates New Opportunities

    © Jurek Wajdowicz

    National Transgender Advocacy Convening Creates New Opportunities

    The National Transgender Advocacy Convening, hosted by the Arcus Foundation on November 12, 2013, gathered more than 40 transgender activists and allies in a forum to discuss challenges faced by the trans community, including employment, healthcare access, economic security, recognition, equality, advocacy, and the community’s future. The report captures major highlights, themes, and next steps for consideration from the convening.

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

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    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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Arcus News

  1. Nine New LGBT Documentaries Awarded Support from Arcus Foundation Fund at Sundance Institute

    July 2014

    The Arcus Foundation announced a lineup of nine lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) -themed documentary films that are to receive support from the newly established Arcus Foundation Fund at Sundance Institute.

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Photo Gallery

Creating Change conference 2008-2010 © Antonin Kratochvil

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Get Social With ArcusLGBT

Connect with Arcus across social media to share the stories most important to you.

LGBT Social Justice:

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Russia Freedom Fund

The Russia Freedom Fund, hosted by Arcus, provides a channel for financial contributions to support Russia’s LGBT movement. One hundred percent of all donations are paid as grants.

Global State-Sponsored Homophobia Interactive Map

Click here to explore the map

International LGBT Rights Map

Source © ILGA—International Lesbian and Gay Association—www.ilga.org

Grants

The Arcus Foundation's social justice program focuses on maximizing impact in its three program areas: International Human Rights; United States; Global Religion.

The Foundation invites inquiries from organizations with projects falling under these areas. For more information on the submitting an inquiry, click the links below:

  1. Grant Forms
  2. Grantee Resources

Awarded Grants

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
New York, NY $680,000

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