Arcus Opens Call for Social Justice Grant Applications

December 3, 2018
Arcus today publishes a Request for Concepts, the initial step in a streamlined process for organizations to apply for Arcus funding to support LGBTQ social justice work. The deadline for responses to this open call is January 22, 2019. Subsequent calls will be announced periodically.

The Request for Concepts represents a shift from a rolling application process to an open call model, driven by grantee feedback and by our commitment to improving access to our funding—not only for current and past grantees, but also for groups that have had no previous connection with Arcus. We believe this process will provide greater clarity and transparency about Arcus’ strategy and grantmaking decisions and result in more focused, long-term funding and collaboration.

Through this process, we aim to identify a strategic mix of long-term grantees who can contribute to advancing our shared goals and are willing to participate in informal and ongoing coordination with other grantees supported by Arcus.

Read our Requests for Concepts—and submit your concept—by clicking the links below. Please note, “International” refers to East and Southern Africa, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. “United States” refers to the Southern U.S.

As Arcus extends its geographic reach, we will explore ways to support applicants whose primary language is not English. At this time, we are happy to make these RFCs and applications below available in both English and Spanish.