EIN 38-3332791

Arcus Foundation

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Founded in 2000 by Jon Stryker, the Arcus Foundation is a private grantmaking institution dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world.
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Program areas at Arcus Foundation

Education and awareness:the generation of online and offline "storytelling" assets in multiple medias to amplify the impact of grantee work among audiences in the u.s. and globally in order to raise awareness, motivate other donors and advocates, and drive positive change in lgbtq rights and great ape conservation.
Thought leadership:with the involvement of experts and stakeholders, a series of meetings and consultations were convened to develop and raise awareness about methods to increase knowledge/understanding, change attitudes, build skills/capacity, and strengthen policy. This activity aims to change behavior and thinking with respect to the challenges facing lgbtq people globally, as well as to improve conservation and respect for apes in the wild and in captivity. As part of the Foundation's thought leadership activities, it published the book series state of the apes, designed to drive thought leadership for the conservation of apes.

Grants made by Arcus Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Save the ChimpsGeneral Operating Support$1,474,226
Borealis PhilanthropySupport for the Fund for Trans Generations, Which Provides General Operating Grants To Locally-Based Trans Organizations As Well As Technical Assistance and Coaching, and the Opportunity To Apply for Rapid Response Grants.$750,000
Borealis PhilanthropySupport for the Emerging LGBTQ Leaders of Color (Ellc) Fund, (Formerly Transforming Movements Fund) That Supports the Leadership and Visibility of LGBTQ Young People Organizing for Policy and Culture Change Within and Across Social Justice Movements.$475,000
...and 209 more grants made totalling $17,112,593

Who funds Arcus Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Collingwood FoundationUnrestricted Operational Support$10,000

Personnel at Arcus Foundation

Annette LanjouwChief Executive Officer / Executive Director / Strategic Initiatives and Great Apes Program Vice President$378,059
Thomas W NicholsChief Operating Officer$375,920
Bryan SimmonsVice President , Communications / Communications Vice President$322,295
Cindy T RizzoVice President , Social Justice P / Senior Advisor , Eval$259,183
Desiree FloresProgram Director , Us Soc / U.s Social Justice Program Director$196,631
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for Arcus Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$25,010,500
Investment income and dividends$1,833,917
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$6,409,885
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$284,295
Total revenues$33,538,597

Form 990s for Arcus Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-06990PFView PDF
2021-122022-10-27990PFView PDF
2020-122021-10-29990PFView PDF
2019-122021-06-11990PFView PDF
2018-122019-12-10990PFView PDF
...and 11 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 18, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2022
January 10, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
December 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
July 27, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2021
June 12, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Collingwood Foundation
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General information
445 5th Ave 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
(212) 488-3000
Facebook page
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IRS details
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Form 990-PF
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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