An Arcus report assessing progress in implementation of the Foundation’s updated Social Justice Program grantmaking strategy, which seeks to achieve increased safety for LGBTQ people; increased LGBTQ-affirming protections; and increased inclusion and acceptance of LGBTQ people.
Social Justice Program – Learning from Strategic Grantmaking
The Arcus Social Justice Program is focused on increasing acceptance, inclusion and legal protections for LGBTQ people around the world.
In 2013, the program launched a new strategy that included ten-year goals, anticipated outcomes for the first five-year period, and specific measures that would aid us in assessing whether we were advancing change and achieving impact.
In 2015, the foundation conducted an evaluation to determine how we were advancing against our stated goals and outcomes. This mid-course evaluation helped us to understand the achievements we had supported, what’s been working in our strategy and what areas need re-thinking and adjustment.
An updated strategy was introduced in 2017, articulating three goals aimed at increasing safety, protections, and social inclusion of LGBTQ people in 12 countries of the Americas and Africa. More information about the strategy is available on our Grants pages.
In 2020, Arcus conducted the first internal evaluation of the implementation of this updated strategy.
We make our evaluation and learning reports available publicly as part of our commitment to learning from our work and from the efforts of our grantee partners.
Faith-Based Efforts in the Caribbean to Combat Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
An Arcus-commissioned report that explores the work of faith-based organizations and initiatives to support the advancement of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) human rights in the Caribbean.
En el año 2018, la Fundación Arcus solicitó una investigación sobre el tema de la seguridad, protección legal e inclusión social de las personas LGBTQ en Centroamérica. Este informe contribuyó a la planificación estratégica de su programa de justicia social..
An Arcus-commissioned report investigating the human rights of LGBTQ people in Central America and making recommendations on how Arcus can most effectively support civil society organizations there.
En enero de 2019, la Fundación Arcus solicitó un monitoreo de medios informativos en seis países de LAC (América Latina y el Caribe, LAC por su sigla en ingles): México, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Guyana y Trinidad y Tobago para realizar el seguimiento y la medición del progreso en relación con representantes de los derechos humanos de las personas LGBTQ en los medios, un proceso que servirá como base para futuras iniciativas.. .