Arcus Foundation’s Social Justice Program Grants 2014

Arcus Foundation’s Social Justice Program Grants 2014

Deadline: December 31, 2014

The Arcus Foundation’s social justice program focuses on maximizing impact in its three program areas: International Human Rights; United States; Global Religion. The Foundation invites inquiries from organizations with projects falling under these areas.

The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Launched in 2013, the Foundation’s social justice strategy targets specific cultural and policy changes in the United States and internationally. Specific funding areas include:


  • Organizations must be tax-exempt, meet our EEO requirement, and align with our mission, vision and goals. Specifically, your organization must:
  • Be organized for charitable purposes. For example, in the U.S. be recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. An organization based outside the U.S. must demonstrate that it is a U.S. 501(c)(3) equivalent through documentation of articles of incorporation and bylaws, which will be requested when a proposal is invited.
  • Have in place a board-approved Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy that specifically includes and lists sexual orientation and gender identity, and required compliance with all other applicable federal and local EEO laws. Organizations without compliant policies will not be considered for funding.
  • Align with the Foundation’s mission, vision, and specific program goals.


Please note that unsolicited requests for funds are only available in the specified funding areas. Letters of Inquiry should state the name of the program and strategic funding area that is applicable to the project.

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