How To Apply – Great Apes & Gibbons Grants
The foundation’s grantmaking is managed through Fluxx, a secure, user-friendly, cloud-based system. If your organization is eligible for an Arcus grant, the next step is to start your application. The steps below describe the grantmaking process and estimated timeframes associated with each stage.
1. Submit an Initial Funding Concept (IFC) – The first step in submitting an initial request for funding or a concept is to use our online system. Clicking on the link at the bottom of this page will bring you to a short form within our grantmaking portal. Once received, your request will be directed to the appropriate program staff for review and you can expect to hear from us within three to four weeks.
2. Submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and Full Proposal – If your organization’s work aligns with our values, strategic priorities and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements, your organization may be invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry, and a subsequent Full Proposal, which includes the submission of additional organizational and project-specific documentation.
3. Proposal review and funding determination – The LOI and Proposal review may include program officers, directors, vice presidents, the executive director and the board of trustees. Arcus program and grants management staff will be in contact with you during this process and will notify you of the final decision.