The creation of a more just and
humane world, based on diversity,
equality, and fundamental respect.
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The Arcus Foundation has announced a refined strategy for its social justice program following a comprehensive needs assessment and evaluation process that involved input from more than 250 advocates and stakeholders worldwide.
The new strategy builds on Arcus’ past work and is intended to maximize the Foundation’s impact during the next five years. Read about the strategy, watch a video presentation, or download a brochure.
Founded in 2000 by Jon Stryker, the Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice and conservation issues. Specifically, Arcus works to advance LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) equality, as well as to conserve and protect the great apes.The Arcus Foundation works globally and has offices in Kalamazoo, Mich., New York City and Cambridge, UK.
Learn more about Jon Stryker, Arcus Foundation founder and board president.
The inherent dignity, value and worth of all human beings around the world must be upheld regardless of race, gender, socio-economic class, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Read more >>
As a foundation committed to removing barriers to full participation in society, we strive to apply a high level of transparency in all our operations. Read more >>
The Arcus Foundation board of directors and staff are a diverse group, reflecting the diversity inherent in the world their work is shaping. They are thought leaders who have significantly influenced thinking, and action, in the social justice and conservation movements. They bring expertise, resources, and vision to their work – along with track records as catalysts of change.
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The Arcus Foundation has the following position open at this time:
The Arcus Foundation requires all organizations seeking funding to have in place a board-approved Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy that specifically includes and lists sexual orientation and gender identity, and requires compliance with all other applicable federal and local EEO laws. Organizations with non-compliant EEO policies will not be considered for funding.
The Arcus Operating Foundation was established in 2007 to support the work and mission of the Arcus Foundation through convenings and conferences, capacity and leadership development, research, publications and projects that increase philanthropic engagement. Visit our Arcus Publications section to view reports published by the Arcus Operating Foundation.
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:
New York, NY $300,000
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Leaders from several Kalamazoo nonprofits have been given a unique opportunity to look beyond immediate needs and work for long-term change through the Arcus Foundation’s Michigan Racial and Economic Justice Initiative. Read more >>
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s life traces the arc of the LGBT rights movement. Today, as the rabbi of the largest LGBT synagogue in the world, she is one of the country’s preeminent religious voices for progressive values. Read more >>
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