Many of the recipients of Arcus’ winter funding cycle are focusing on collaborations and partnerships to share information and influence positive outcomes for the conservation of great apes and gibbons. Global Wildlife Conservation will use its grant to support the Section on Great Apes of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) Primate Specialist Group.
The grantees of the winter funding cycle are focused on a variety of key areas, from LGBTQ human rights and racial justice to work with faith leaders and the media, to ensure that the most vulnerable groups are represented and protected. The Astraea Foundation is receiving a grant to support its International Trans Fund, a trans activist-led initiative and a component of the Global Trans Initiative that makes grants to under-resourced trans-led groups.
Many of the grantees for the fall funding cycle are focused on lifting and amplifying the work of grassroots organizations that advocate for LGBTQ rights and justice, particularly those by and for the transgender community. Borealis Philanthropy is using its grant to support the Fund for Trans Generations, a collaborative that supports trans communities throughout the United States through direct grants, organizational development support, and peer learning.
Engagement with governments, civil society, and private sector key for fall grantees protecting ape habitats
Most of the grantees in the fall cycle of funding are focusing their work on economic strategies that support conservation efforts, as well as on initiatives that will help place a strong emphasis on policy and government decision-making with regard to African and Asian ape habitats. Project Primate will use its grant to support the organizational and management infrastructure of the Chimpanzee Conservation Center in Guinea, West Africa.
The work of the organizations that are recipients of grants this funding cycle looks at great ape conservation in tandem with the engagement of local human communities and development of economic opportunities compatible with conservation outcomes. Working in the Northern Republic of the Congo, World Wildlife Fund will use its grant to focus on the zoning and gazettement of a new protected area, as well as on community engagement and the reduction of the trade in hunted meat.
The grantees for the latest funding cycle are focusing their LGBTQ advocacy work in a number of areas, such as with the faith-based community and with youth. Other grantees, meanwhile, will be focusing on policy change and justice for the LGBTQ community.