MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Marra Communications Manager Arcus Foundation 646-837-8863 firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK, NY (June 19, 2018) – The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature, announced today the appointment of Alisha Williams (preferred gender pronouns: she/her, they/their) as a Program Officer of the Social Justice program. Williams will start in the new role at the end of June.
Arcus’ Spring 2018 Grantmaking Portfolio Looks to Aid Great Apes and Gibbons in Their Natural Habitats and in Sanctuaries
Arcus’ spring grantmaking portfolio gives support for recipients to carry out a wide variety of great ape and gibbon conservation efforts, offering opportunities to improve chimpanzee care facilities and to strengthen protections for apes in their natural habitats. The Jane Goodall Institute will use its grant to support the collaborative implementation of the Conservation Action Plan for the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in a partnership with eight conservation organizations.
Spring Grantees Highlight Education, Litigation, and Religious Voices As Ways to Amplify LGBT Advocacy Work
Many of the recipients of support in Arcus’ spring 2018 grantmaking portfolio are focusing on educational and legal strategies to amplify the messages of the LGBTQI community, from media training to advancing human rights litigation and policy analysis. They are also harnessing the positive voices within religious communities to advocate for acceptance and inclusion.
Advocating for the rights of LGBTQ persons across the globe and through a variety of channels is the goal of the grants in the winter Arcus Foundation portfolio. From working with transgender and intersex groups to faith leaders and regional organizations, organizations continue to fight to raise awareness and combat discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
The grants awarded by Arcus as part of the winter cycle of funding address the ways in which conservation practitioners are concentrating on various threats to great apes. They are focusing not only on the threats, but also the drivers of those threats, and how they destroy habitats or populations of apes.
MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Marra, Communications Manager Arcus Foundation 646-837-8879 email@example.com NEW YORK, NY (December 11, 2017) — The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature, announced today that Maya L. Harris, a distinguished attorney and public policy advocate, has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors.