The Arca Foundation supports educational and charitable activities that put people on the front lines of social change in pursuit of economic and racial justice, an inclusive democracy, peace and security, human rights, and a clean environment. It supports strategic initiatives that work to engage diverse, impacted communities in organization that puts people on the front lines of social change; educate the public about policies that advance the greater good; promote transparency and access to information; and strive for structural, game-changing reforms. Core focus areas include:
- Domestic: Grants support organizations working to advance greater economic and racial equity, specifically by addressing the impacts of financialization on an inclusive economy, democracy, and the environment.
- International: Grants support organizations that work to advance a more just U.S. foreign policy that prioritizes human rights and peace and security over militarization.
- Innovative ideas: In addition to the core focus areas, Arca is committed to supporting innovative, timely projects that do not necessarily fall without the strict domestic or international foci. These grants are most appropriate in instances where discrete funding can help to catalyze meaningful impact.
Amount: Grants range from $15,000-$125,000 and average $25,000-$50,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations or organizations that apply through a fiscal sponsor.
Note: The application cycle will open in early January of 2018.
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