The Arcus Foundation is a left-leaning private grantmaking foundation headquartered in New York, New York.
Global LGBTQ Advocacy
The Arcus Foundation rearranged its internal structure in early 2019 to consolidate its previous four “social justice” programs into one, with a particular focus on LGBTQ communities. (The previous four programs were classified as international human rights, global religions, transgender rights, and U.S. social justice.) Instead of separate programs, Arcus now pushes three separate goals: pro-LGBTQ education, gay and lesbian rights, and support for organizations that advance an LGBTQ agenda. Arcus has reported that it is interested in the southern U.S., east and southern Africa, central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.