The Arcus Social Justice Program's 2021 evaluation report gives updates on implementing LGBTQ grantmaking strategies, perspective on data and information acquired during the year, and an in-depth look at the program's work supporting Increased Safety, a key goal area.
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 East Africa to Combat Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Arcus commissioned a report to evaluate, map, and analyze faith-based work in East Africa in support of LGBTIQ rights and recognition, with a particular focus on SOGIESC (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics) human rights.
Arcus' annual strategy assessment for our Social Justice program examines progress made toward increasing safety, protections, acceptance, and inclusion for LGBTQ people around the world.
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.
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.
An Arcus-commissioned report presenting data about violence against LGBTQI people in five African countries.