Our Four-Step Application Process is designed to be as clear and simple as possible. For applicants who have received funding from Arcus within the past three years, we have streamlined some aspects of Steps 3 and 4. At any point within the process, feel free to call our program staff for guidance.
Grants are awarded four times a year – but you can contact us informally via email at any time. We will let you know if a Letter of Inquiry should be submitted.
Launched in 2013, the Foundation’s social justice strategy targets specific cultural and policy changes in the United States and internationally. Please select one of these three options to learn about Arcus’s specific funding areas:
Please note that unsolicited requests for funds are only available in the specified funding areas. Letters of Inquiry should state the name of the program and strategic funding area that is applicable to the project.
Arcus’ current grants timeline is visible under Step 2, above. However, Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis, and Arcus’ LOI form is designed to be completed in about an hour. There is no need to wait until LOI due dates to submit, and we encourage submissions throughout the year in order to allow for proposals to be reviewed and discussed with applicants. After reviewing your Letter of Inquiry, a member of the Social Justice staff will contact you to discuss your proposal, and determine whether to move onto the final stage, submitting a a full proposal (step 4).
Please note that applicants that have not received funding by the Arcus Foundation in the past three years must also submit an IRS 501(c)3 letter to verify non-profit status, and the organization’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy.
Please contact your program assistant at any time for assistance in completing your proposal. Each proposal must include the following:
1. Grant Proposal Cover Sheet, completed and signed.
2. Proposal Form
a.) Board of Directors List with affiliations.
b.) Financial Information
Email or Upload (We prefer you send your proposal electronically.)
2. Via upload:http://www.arcusfoundation.org/pages_3/upload.cfm
Mail to: (If you are not able to email or upload your application, please mail 3 hard copies of the full packet including attachments, without binders or folders. )
44 West 28th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10001
We look forward to receiving your proposal!
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:
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