Arcus Social Justice Program Strategy Evaluation Report: 2018-2019

January 26, 2021|Arcus Foundation
This evaluation report is one in a series commissioned internally by Arcus to assess progress, against pre-determined indicators, in implementation of the Foundation’s updated Social Justice Program grantmaking strategy. 2019 was the first full year dedicated to the strategy, giving us the possibility to present principal learnings so far, and to note positive developments, opportunities for growth or course correction, as well as critical questions and recommendations as we move forward. This report includes key grantmaking data, as well as key achievements and setbacks experienced in the program’s focal countries and regions (East Africa, Southern Africa, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, and the Southern Tier of the United States). Across these geographies, the strategy seeks to achieve three overarching goals: increased safety for LGBTQ people; increased LGBTQ-affirming protections; and increased inclusion and acceptance of LGBTQ people.