Arcus’ two grantmaking strategies prioritize 12 focus countries for LGBTQ social justice, and landscapes spanning 20 focus countries for ape conservation and well-being.
We are dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. We work toward that vision through our LGBTQ Social Justice and Great Apes & Gibbons programs, which have distributed more than 2,000 grants to more than 500 organizations in more than 50 countries.
Grant amounts range from small, one-time contributions to larger, multi-year investments, with the majority falling between $100,000 and $150,000 per year. All grants are awarded to initiatives or organizations that are clearly aligned with our program strategies and goals. The grantmaking process typically takes between two and six months from application to decision.
To be considered, an applicant must be registered as an organizational entity with legal standing, with an approved Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, including clear references to sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories. We do not make grants to individuals, or for lobbying purposes, election campaigns, or medical research.
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