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2_Letter from Jon Stryker 3_Letter from Jason McGill & Annette Lanjouw GREAT APES & GIBBONS

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10_Logging Threats Continue in World’s Most Diverse Great-Ape Habitat

20_Activists Take Bold Steps to Bring Rights Home

12_Drone Maps Offer New Hope for Sierra Leone Chimps 14_Sumatra Conservationists Win Victory

24_Immigrants, Trans Rights Groups Stand up to U.S. Backlash

26_2017 Social Justice Program Grantees

in Orangutan Habitat

16_2017 Great Apes & Gibbons Program Grantees

22_Faith Leaders Call for “Golden Rule” of Mutual Respect

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Dear Friends The presentation of this report marks one of the most reflective times of the year for me. I think back, look forward, and contemplate where we are right now. Like most architects, when I walk into almost any built environment, I can hardly stop myself from scrutinizing how things are and dreaming about how they could be. (Perhaps it is an incurable affliction?) So, when I decided to begin work in conservation and social justice 18 years ago, I naturally assumed that same mind frame. I was sure we could figure out ways to transform this world into something different and better—more equitable, more democratic, more beautiful. We really had no idea exactly what changes Arcus could effect, nor how long it would take, but the amazing team at Arcus never doubted we would make a significant difference and that we had a clear responsibility to give it all we had. I still believe we are making huge strides in social equity and conservation although every year I am reminded that fighting for these causes can be a very long game. A big part of my conviction that things are improving is due to the amazing changemakers working on the frontlines and especially at the grassroots—comrades whom we have been honored to get to know and support. I believe we should celebrate them, and we feature many of them in this report. We can and should be incredibly proud of our movement’s accomplishments and the individuals who have risen to the forefront of this life-­changing work. Over the past years, we have been alternately bolstered by new milestones and challenged by setbacks across both our mission areas. We have ample reason both for optimism and concern. A recent Williams Institute study found that since 1980 more than a third of the world’s countries have become more accepting of LGBTQ people, while about a quarter have become more hostile. However, the study also indicates that countries at polar extremes of acceptance or hostility are becoming more so. This past year, we have seen, from unlikely institutions and actors, opposition to lives and liberties that we and our grantee partners are working hard to protect. These challenges include immigration policies that undermine the safety of LGBTQ people who cannot live safely in their home countries, and abandoned commitments to address climate change

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that is destroying the forest homes of great apes, gibbons, and so many other endangered species. The population of mountain gorillas in Africa’s Virunga Massif has grown by a quarter since 2010 to about 1,000. A new species of Indonesian orangutan— comprising merely 800 individuals—was identified in 2017. Unfortunately, those orangutans were immediately designated as critically endangered, with their population projected to decrease to 250 individuals by 2060. In times like these, we clearly see why we must stay the course. Early this summer, Arcus board members and some staff went with me on a learning trip to Kenya. A Kenyan LGBTQ activist, concerned about sustaining fragile human rights gains of recent years, asked how we were addressing what she perceived as a retreat from human rights protections in the United States. She pointed out that movements in places like Kenya—one of the countries where the Williams Institute noted a decline in acceptance—need models of success to point to as they educate and campaign in East Africa. Our exchange reaffirmed just how fleeting or tenuous change can be—and how a small victory here inspires another victory there. Last year, the foundation completed a strategic review of our LGBTQ programs—reflecting on the character of Arcus, our desired impact, and the strategies we should pursue. I am grateful to the team, but particularly to Annette Lanjouw and Jason McGill, our amazing co-executive directors, who did a fantastic job leading that process. As a result, Arcus’ Social Justice team will now be focusing our domestic LGBTQ work across the southern United States, and our international work in eastern and southern Africa, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. In these regions, we believe that our knowledge, experience and networks can make the greatest impact. With the past to inform us and our values to guide us, we will not be deterred. Our board, staff and grantee partners are, more than ever, cohesive, global and strategic. We share the will and imagination to see our mission through. We can envision a world more beautiful, equitable and just—and we are as determined as ever to realize that vision.

Jon L. Stryker, President and Founder


Dear Friends We’re pleased to share our 2017 annual report. In a difficult year, it’s important to take stock and acknowledge the challenges we’ve faced while remaining confident in the unflagging commitment of those around the world who stand up to deeply rooted prejudice and strong opposition, to realize our shared vision for social justice and conservation. In our social justice work, Arcus focuses on improving the lives of some of the world’s most marginalized LGBTQ people, including transgender communities, ethnic and racialized groups, the young and old, immigrants, and others. We are neighbors, entwined in each other’s families, communities, and ecosystems—our lives contingent on the planet’s finite resources. We have long known that for those most marginalized in LGBTQ communities, mere survival can require a daily struggle against poverty, violence, and social rejection. Our recently revised strategy thus centers on fostering deeper and longerterm partnerships with our movement through interconnected goals (See pages 4-7). The fact that nearly half the world’s human population lives in systemic poverty only reinforces for us that we must also partner with other movements. Whether in the United States, where a “family separation” immigration policy was being reversed as we went to press, or elsewhere, inhumane acts and policies underscore our decision to focus our work geographically. We are working more closely with activists, funders, and others in the southern United States, including many border states; across Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America; and in East and southern Africa. Ensuring safety from persecution—whether within or outside one’s national borders—is one of three goals of the revised LGBTQ strategy. It’s also the aim of several individuals we profile in this report, including Jholerina Timbo of Windhoek, Namibia, and Daroneshia Duncan of Birmingham, Alabama— both mobilizing resources to ensure an end to transphobic bullying, violence, and discrimination—and Joshua Sehoole, chipping away at widely held prejudices that fuel violence against lesbian, trans, and intersex people in southern Africa. What unites them is that they saw a need, took action, and refused

to subscribe to the impossible. Seeing the possible in the face of daunting odds is what drives these engaged and committed individuals and inspires us every day to support their work. No less dramatic are major land conversion and infrastructure projects that are encroaching upon the developing world’s forests and posing threats to the wildlife and people there. These forests include the habitats of great apes and gibbons across Southeast Asia and tropical Africa. These projects lead to significant loss of tree cover and fragmentation of habitats, posing further threats to apes, who face continued displacement or long periods in captivity. In this report, you’ll meet Tatyana Humle, a researcher at the University of Kent, who is using drones in Sierra Leone to track the behavior of chimpanzees living within or close to agriculture sites. You’ll also read about the country’s Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a safe haven for displaced chimps, that works with surrounding communities to help foster respect for the non-human apes in their midst. Also in these pages is a focus on a consortium of organizations in Democratic Republic of the Congo, holding fast to a moratorium on logging that protects one of the most important rainforest habitats of the bonobo. And you’ll learn, in a preview of content from the latest volume in the State of the Apes series, about a conservation success in averting the potential impact of a large-scale power plant on the Sumatran orangutan, of whom only 6,000 to 8,000 individuals remain. We urge you to get involved in the conservation and social justice movements you read about in these pages by joining our online communities or visiting arcusfoundation. org/partners where you’ll find links enabling you to support a broad range of our partners in their efforts toward a world where we live in harmony with one another and our environment.

Jason McGill & Annette Lanjouw Co-Executive Directors

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SocialJustice

LGBTQ Safety Increased

We partner with experts and activists—brave advocates for LGBTQ People Protected by Policy and Laws

Social Acceptance and Inclusion of LGBTQ People Strengthened

change—who push boundaries and confront tough challenges. Together, we learn from each other and take bold risks on groundbreaking ideas that drive progress toward a future of respect and dignity for all.

Effective Conservation Movement Built Respect and Value of Apes Increased

GOALS

Conservation and Development Reconciled

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We believe that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all its inhabitants.


SocialJustice

LGBTQ Safety Increased

We partner with experts and activists—brave advocates for LGBTQ People Protected by Policy and Laws

Social Acceptance and Inclusion of LGBTQ People Strengthened

change—who push boundaries and confront tough challenges. Together, we learn from each other and take bold risks on groundbreaking ideas that drive progress toward a future of respect and dignity for all.

Effective Conservation Movement Built Respect and Value of Apes Increased

GOALS

Conservation and Development Reconciled

GreatApes&Gibbons

GOALS

We believe that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all its inhabitants.


The Arcus Foundation is among the largest and most consistent funders of efforts to ensure our fellow apes can thrive—living full lives on their own terms in their natural habitats.

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& We work to: Reconcile socioeconomic development and conservation activities in the landscapes where great apes and gibbons live. Improve respect for and recognition of the intrinsic value of apes and improve their care and treatment in captivity. Build an integrated and coordinated ape conservation movement. Grow recognition and consideration of apes in larger, adjacent conservation movements.

LEARN MORE arcus.link/apes

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Logging Threats Continue ’ in Worlds Most Diverse

Tea plantation on the edge of a national park, home to eastern lowland gorillas, in eastern DRC.

“Lifting the moratorium on new logging licenses would be seen as one of the single biggest threats to ape populations in the Congo Basin.”—Simon Counsell, executive director, Rainforest Foundation UK, one of 50 groups that signed a letter opposing changes to a 2002 logging moratorium.

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Great Ape Habitat Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to the world’s most diverse population of great apes and is the only country where bonobos live. The future of a 16-year logging ban on some of DRC’s pristine rainforests was uncertain in July 2018. The country’s environment minister, earlier during the year, granted more than 2,500 square miles for concessions in the Cuvette Centrale region (see map) within proximity of the country’s critically endangered bonobos.

LEARN MORE arcus.link/logfreeze

“Lomako’s bonobo populations are a very easy target, not only for local communities, but for workers at the logging concession.”—Charly Facheux, vice president, policy and program implementation in West and Central Africa, the African Wildlife Foundation

Lomako Cuvette Centrale region

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

A bonobo wanders close to a logging concession in Yakata, northern DRC.

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Drone Maps Offer New Hope for

Reggae, a Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary resident, was five years old when she was rescued from captivity in early 2013. She had been kept as a pet in a village in Moyamba district, Sierra Leone.

“I remember Reggae being very shy … but she adjusted to the group very well.” —Rosa Garriga, veterinarian and conservation researcher, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone Chimps Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, currently caring for 81 individuals, was set up in the mid-1990s as a home for chimpanzees who survived poaching or were being kept as pets.

See endnotes on inside back cover.

More than half of Sierra Leone’s roughly 5,500 western chimpanzees, all classified as critically endangered, live outside protected areas.1 More than 80 percent of their Sierra Leone range is suitable for oil palm cultivation.2

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Tacugama Sanctuary

Moyamba District

Three western chimpanzees peer at a camera trap placed by researchers in Moyamba, Sierra Leone.

“The drone gives us much more data and more quickly on chimpanzee numbers and behavior. We can use that kind of data for effective land use and conservation planning.” —Dr. Tatyana Humle, senior lecturer in conservation and primate behavior, University of Kent, United Kingdom

LEARN MORE arcus.link/chimpdrone

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Sumatra Conservationists

Win Victory

Kelly, a female Sumatran Orangutan, approximately 18 years old, hangs from the canopy, eating ants.

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in Orangutan Habitat “The threats have never been so severe for the last place on earth where orangutans, rhinos, tigers, and elephants still live together in the wild.” —Panut Hadisiswoyo, director, Orangutan Information Centre, Sumatra, Indonesia

Members of national and provincial governments in Indonesia cancelled plans in August 2017 for construction of a large-scale geothermal plant on the Kappi plateau, in the heart of the Leuser ecosystem, home to the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. The Orangutan Information Centre and Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh were among a group of conservationists who called, at a UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in July 2017, for the project to halt.

Aceh INDONESIA Kappi Plateau North Sumatra

Leuser Ecosystem Gunung Leuser National Park Proposed site for geothermal power plant

Protesters demand protection of Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh.

The Kappi plateau geothermal plant is one of several case studies presented in the upcoming third volume of State of the Apes, Infrastructure Development and Ape Conservation.

LEARN MORE arcus.link/sotavol3

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Amounts for organizations receiving more than one 2017 grant are listed chronologically by date of approval.

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CONSERVATION OF APES African Parks Foundation of America africanparks.org/african-parksfoundation-america-new-york-usa New York, NY $122,906 $99,340

Global Financial Integrity gfintegrity.org Washington, DC $75,000 Global Wildlife Conservation globalwildlife.org Austin, TX $20,000

African Wildlife Foundation awf.org Washington, DC $521,300

Global Witness globalwitness.org London, United Kingdom $300,000

Aspinall Foundation, The aspinallfoundation.org Lympne, Hythe, United Kingdom $30,000

Greenpeace Fund greenpeace.org/usa Washington, DC $350,000

Cleveland Zoological Society clevelandzoosociety.org Cleveland, OH $75,200

Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program savegporangutans.org Boston, MA $150,000

Comoe Chimpanzee Conservation Project www.facebook.com/ comoechimpanzeecp Kakpin, Cote d’Ivoire $28,000 Foundation Center foundationcenter.org New York, NY $65,000

GRANTS

International Institute for Environment and Development iied.org London, United Kingdom $180,000 $264,400 International National Trusts Organisation intoorg.org London, United Kingdom $24,615

International Union for Conservation of Nature iucn.org Gland, Switzerland $350,000 $250,000 Legal Atlas, The legal-atlas.net Missoula, MT $98,000 Liverpool John Moores University ljmu.ac.uk Liverpool, United Kingdom $135,400 Lukuru Wildlife Research Foundation lukuru.org Marion, OH $300,000 Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science mpg.de/en Leipzig, Germany $100,000 Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project gorilladoctors.org Davis, CA $230,000

Nature Conservancy, The nature.org Arlington, VA $450,000 University of Kent kent.ac.uk/dice Canterbury, United Kingdom $31,300 Waxman Strategies waxmanstrategies.com Washington, DC $350,000 Whitley Fund for Nature whitleyaward.org London, United Kingdom $300,000 Wildlife Conservation Society wcs.org Bronx, NY $200,000 $341,000 World Wildlife Fund worldwildlife.org Washington, DC $200,000 Zoological Society of San Diego zoo.sandiegozoo.org San Diego, CA $250,000


& Gibbons Program

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WELL BEING OF APES IN CAPTIVITY Animal Protection of New Mexico apnm.org Albuquerque, NM $100,000 Center for Great Apes centerforgreatapes.org Wauchula, FL $400,000 $500,000 Chimp Haven chimphaven.org Keithville, LA $500,000 Friends of Bonobos friendsofbonobos.org Minneapolis, MN $250,000 GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) sanctuaryfederation.org Phoenix, AZ $40,000 $110,000

Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center gracegorillas.org Cumberland Center, ME $20,000 Health In Harmony healthinharmony.org Portland, OR $31,700 In Defense of Animals idausa.org San Rafael, CA $40,000 International Animal Rescue Indonesia internationalanimalrescue.org Tamansari Ciapus, Indonesia $450,000 International Primate Protection League ippl.org Summerville, SC $100,000 Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science mpg.de/en Leipzig, Germany $12,000

Nonhuman Rights Project nonhumanrights.org Coral Springs, FL $100,000

Save the Chimps savethechimps.org Fort Pierce, FL $1,594,000

Orangutan Conservancy, The orangutan.com Los Angeles, CA $29,650

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary tacugama.com Freetown, Sierra Leone $75,000

PASA (Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance) pasaprimates.org Portland, OR $20,000

SPECIAL GRANTMAKING

PanEco Foundation paneco.ch Berg am Irchel, Switzerland $40,000 PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) peta.org Norfolk, VA $300,000 Projet Gorille Fernan-Vaz gorillasgabon.org Libreville, Gabon $10,500

Biodiversity Funders Group biodiversityfunders.org San Francisco, CA $9,250 Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center gracegorillas.org Cumberland Center, ME $7,000 Wildlife Asia wildlifeasia.org.au Willagee, Australia $7,000

An additional $187,000 in grants was awarded under the Great Apes & Gibbons program to organizations whose names are excluded from this list due to security concerns.

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The Arcus Foundation is among the largest and most consistent funders of LGBTQ causes around the world.

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LEARN MORE arcus.link/lgbtq

We work to: Support those most marginalized in LGBTQ communities. Reduce rates of anti-LGBTQ violence, particularly for those most affected, such as trans people of color and immigrants. Advance policy, protections and social change, including acceptance of LGBTQ people in faith communities.

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Activists Take Bold Steps to

“Growing up, I didn’t have hope … I didn’t have anybody to talk to. Setting up an organization where people can call and get comfort, get emotions out and feel safe in itself is a great achievement.” —Jholerina Brinette Timbo, founder, Wings to Transcend, Windhoek, Namibia

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LEARN MORE

Bring Rights Home

arcus.link/bringrightshome

“We believe in the potential of media changing people’s thoughts, perceptions, knowledge, and behavior. When we are the ones telling our own stories, there’s a lot of power in that.” —Joshua Sehoole, advocacy manager, Iranti, a Johannesburgbased lesbian, trans, and intersex support organization.

Trans and gender-diverse human rights defenders welcomed a World Health Organization announcement, in June 2018, that it had removed all trans-related categories from its international classifications of mental and behavioral disorders. 2,609 murders of trans and gender diverse people were reported in 71 countries between 2008 and 2017, according to the Trans Murder Monitoring project.3 A majority of the 325 reported during 2017 occurred in Brazil (171), Mexico (56), and the United States (25). Ghana and Kenya were among the world’s top five countries least accepting of LGBT people and rights that showed greatest decreases in levels of acceptance, according to a study released in March 2018 comparing two periods within the last 15 years.4

NAMIBIA Windhoek Pretoria Johannesburg

Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA

The Other Foundation brought activists together from across southern Africa to Pretoria, South Africa, in 2017.

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Faith Leaders Call for ‘‘Golden Rule’’

“I’m Jewish by my mother, a baptized Catholic, and I’ve read Buddhism. If we embrace our humanity at the core, we see that what we share far outweighs our differences.”—Tuisina Ymania Brown, who identifies as Fa’afafine from the island nation of Samoa, is co-chair of the Global Interfaith Network and took part in a multifaith gathering at the United Nations in New York.

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of Mutual Respect Faith leaders from a range of religious backgrounds came together in October 2017 for the first time at the United Nations in New York to call for application of the reciprocity principle to LGBTQ acceptance: “Treat people as you would have them treat you.” The U.S. Supreme Court in June 2018 ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused on religious grounds to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, sustaining uncertainties around when “religious liberty” can be used to deny rights. Publicly funded adoption and foster care agencies in the United States citing religious values are increasingly permitted by state legislatures—including those in South Dakota, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas—to reject applications from LGBTQ clients.

Rev. Ecclesia de Lange decided in September 2017 against pursuing legal action against South Africa’s Methodist church, which expelled her after her marriage to her same-sex partner. She turned her attention to grassroots organizing as director of Inclusive and Affirming Ministries.

SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town Gugulethu

A Refuge for Those Cast Out iThemba Lam, meaning “hope” in the Xhosa language, provides refuge and counseling for those exiled by homophobia and transphobia. The safe house, including a soup kitchen that feeds hundreds daily, was built by Inclusive and Affirming Ministries in the impoverished neighborhood of Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa.

LEARN MORE arcus.link/goldenrule

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Immigrants,Trans Rights Groups Stand up

“In the Deep South, the Bible Belt, if you’re black or brown and you’re a trans woman, you’re outcast from the community. We face so much discrimination and hate, but folks don’t understand how critical it is to have TAKE, a specific space for trans women of color.” —Daroneshia Duncan, founder, Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable and Empowering (TAKE), Birmingham, Alabama

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to U.S.Backlash

LEARN MORE arcus.link/standup

Social and racial justice, reproductive health, immigrant and civil rights groups, and local and state-level political campaigns joined forces during 2017 and 2018 in response to multiple LGBTQrights rollbacks in the United States, including the withdrawal of federal protections for trans students in public schools and trans employees in the workplace and the reinstatement of a ban on trans military personnel. As of June 2018, the number of transgender elected officials had doubled to more than 10. 22 trans women of color were murdered in the United States in 2017, making them the single most targeted group among the recorded 52 LGBTQ homicides, according to the Anti-Violence Project.5 Nearly half of the 52 murders took place in four states: Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, and Florida.

Activists gather at an Albuquerque intersection in August, 2018, to protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the death in ICE custody of Roxana Hernandez, a transgender asylum seeker from Honduras, in May.

Albuquerque NEW MEXICO Birmingham ALABAMA

Orlando FLORIDA

LGBT immigrants were being held in U.S. detention facilities for long periods of time, in unsafe conditions, and at far greater risk of sexual violence than the general population, according to May 2018 data.6

“We’re among 11 million in the United States caught in a system that separates us into a sub-class who are not afforded those promises that make this country famous. We just want relief so we can live our lives without the fear of deportation hanging over our heads.” —Marco Antonio Quiroga, program director, Contigo Fund, resident of Orlando, Florida, and recipient of temporary relief under the 2012 legislation called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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Amounts for organizations receiving more than one 2017 grant are listed chronologically by date of approval.

2017 Social Justice Program US SOCIAL JUSTICE Association of LGBTQ Journalists, The nlgja.org Washington, DC $50,000 $50,000 Astraea Foundation astraeafoundation.org New York, NY $300,000 Black Youth Project 100 Education Fund byp100.org Chicago, IL $200,000 Borealis Philanthropy borealisphilanthropy.org Minneapolis, MN $430,000 California Rural Legal Assistance crla.org Oakland, CA $125,000 Dolores C. Huerta Foundation doloreshuerta.org Bakersfield, CA $125,000 Faces of Giving Projects facesofgiving.org Brooklyn, NY $25,000 Forward Together forwardtogether.org Oakland, CA $100,000 Funders for LGBTQ Issues lgbtfunders.org New York, NY $450,000

Funders Together to End Homelessness funderstogether.org Boston, MA $50,000 Horizons Foundation horizonsfoundation.org San Francisco, CA $30,000 Lulac Institute lulac.org Washington, DC $50,000 National Center for Lesbian Rights nclrights.org San Francisco, CA $125,000 National LGBTQ Task Force thetaskforce.org Washington, DC $150,000 National Public Radio npr.org Washington, DC $150,000 New Venture Fund newventurefund.org Washington, DC $200,000 New York City Anti-Violence Project avp.org New York, NY $200,000 NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance) nqapia.org/wpp New York, NY $220,000

Our Fund our-fund.org Wilton Manors, FL $150,000 Pipeline Project lgbtpipeline.org New York, NY $50,000 Point Source Youth pointsourceyouth.org Brooklyn, NY $100,000

SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES* Advocates for Informed Choice (dba interACT) interactadvocates.org Sudbury, MA $150,000 Astraea Foundation astraeafoundation.org New York, NY $200,000

Ruth Ellis Center ruthelliscenter.com Highland Park, MI $150,000

Borealis Philanthropy borealisphilanthropy.org Minneapolis, MN $50,000 $1,000,000

Southerners on New Ground southernersonnewground.org Atlanta, GA $150,000

BreakOUT! youthbreakout.org New Orleans, LA $150,000

True Colors Fund truecolorsfund.org New York, NY $125,000

Casa Ruby casaruby.org Washington, DC $75,000

Tyler Clementi Foundation tylerclementi.org New York, NY $5,000

Equality Virginia equalityvirginia.org Richmond, VA $40,000

United We Dream unitedwedream.org Washington, DC $150,000

Freedom Center for Social Justice, The FCSJ.org Charlotte, NC $100,000

University of California, Los Angeles williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu Los Angeles, CA $150,000 Washington Blade washingtonbladefoundation.org Washington, DC $75,000

GATE (Global Action for Trans* Equality) transactivists.org New York, NY $200,000 Gender Diversity genderdiversity.org Seattle, WA $60,000

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Gender DynamiX genderdynamix.org.za Cape Town, South Africa $200,000 Gender Justice League genderjusticeleague.org Seattle, WA $90,000 Interfaith Working Group transfaithonline.org Philadelphia, PA $75,000 Mazzoni Center mazzonicenter.org Philadelphia, PA $75,000 Racial Justice Action Center rjactioncenter.org Atlanta, GA $150,000 TGI Justice Project tgijp.org San Francisco, CA $80,000 Trans*H4CK transhack.org Oakland, CA $50,000 Transgender Europe tgeu.org Berlin, Germany $400,000 Transgender Law Center transgenderlawcenter.org Oakland, CA $50,000 Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund transgenderlegal.org New York, NY $100,000

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico tgrcnm.org Albuquerque, NM $150,000 Trans Justice Funding Project transjusticefundingproject.org Brooklyn, NY $120,000 TransLatin@ Coalition, The translatinacoalition.org Los Angeles, CA $150,000 Trustees of Columbia University columbia.edu New York, NY $25,000 University of Washington depts.washington.edu/transyp Seattle, WA $200,000

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS American Psychological Association apa.org Washington, DC $100,000 ARC International arc-international.net Dartmouth, Canada $100,000 Association for the Prevention of Torture apt.ch Geneva, Switzerland $30,000 Astraea Foundation astraeafoundation.org New York, NY $1,300,000 $270,000

Fondo Lunaria Mujer fondolunaria.org Bogotá, Colombia $43,000

Synergía – Initiatives for Human Rights facebook.com/synergiaihr Washington, DC $391,755

Fund for Global Human Rights, The globalhumanrights.org Washington, DC $300,000

Tides Foundation tides.org San Francisco, CA $50,000

Fundación Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres fcmujeres.org Managua, Nicaragua $140,000 Hivos hivos.nl The Hague, The Netherlands $300,000 International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association ilga.org Geneva, Switzerland $50,000 $50,000 Mama Cash mamacash.org Amsterdam, The Netherlands $150,000 ORAM (Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration) oramrefugee.org San Francisco, CA $100,000 Organization of American States oas.org/en/iachr Washington, DC $100,000 Pan Africa ILGA panafricailga.org Johannesburg, South Africa $200,000

UHAI – The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative uhai-eashri.org Nairobi, Kenya $75,000 $500,000

GLOBAL RELIGIONS All Africa Theological Education by Extension facebook.com/teeafrica Lusaka, Zambia $30,000 Auburn Theological Seminary auburnseminary.org New York, NY $135,000 Center for American Progress americanprogress.org Washington, DC $200,000 Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights sites.google.com/site/cepehrg Accra, Ghana $65,000 Church Properties Reimagined cprchicago.org Chicago, IL $30,000 Church World Service cwsglobal.org New York, NY $125,000

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2017 Social Justice Program European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups euroforumlgbtchristians.eu Amsterdam, The Netherlands $200,000 Euroregional Center for Public Initiatives ecpi.ro Bucharest, Romania $50,000 Faith in Public Life faithinpubliclife.org Washington, DC $150,000 Faith Matters (Interfaith Voices) interfaithradio.org Washington, DC $137,000 Global Interfaith Network gin-ssogie.org Johannesburg, South Africa $100,000 Inner Circle, The theinnercircle.org.za Wynberg, South Africa $200,000 Interfaith Alliance Foundation interfaithalliance.org Washington, DC $75,000 International Fellowship of Reconciliation ifor.org Utrecht, Netherlands $50,000 $20,000 Intersections International intersectionsinternational.org New York, NY $100,000

MANERELA+ facebook.com/MANERELA Lilongwe, Malawi $50,000

Reconciling Ministries Network rmnetwork.org Chicago, IL $220,000

Many Voices manyvoices.org Washington, DC $75,000

Reformation Project, The reformationproject.org Lenexa, KS $150,000

Muslims for Progressive Values mpvusa.org Los Angeles, CA $200,000

Religion Newswriters Foundation religionnews.com Washington, DC $100,000

Muslim Women’s Network UK mwnuk.co.uk Birmingham, United Kingdom $150,000

Religious Institute religiousinstitute.org Bridgeport, CT $100,000

New Ways Ministry newwaysministry.org Mount Rainier, MD $35,000

Rocky Mountain Conference United rmcumc.org Greenwood Village, CO $100,000

Pacific School of Religion psr.edu Berkeley, CA $45,000 $95,000

Audre Lorde Project alp.org New York, NY $2,500 Black Youth Project 100 Education Fund byp100.org Chicago, IL $2,500 California Rural Legal Assistance crla.org Oakland, CA $2,500 $1,000 Charities Aid Foundation of America CAFAmerica.org Alexandria, VA $10,000

Pembizo Christian Council facebook.com/pembizochristian. council Nairobi, Kenya $98,000

Starr King School for the Ministry sksm.edu Berkeley, CA $165,000

Christopher Street West Association lapride.org West Hollywood, CA $10,000

Political Research Associates politicalresearch.org Somerville, MA $150,000

Union Theological Seminary utsnyc.edu New York, NY $75,000

Citizen Association Egal egal.org.rs/en Belgrade, Serbia $30,000

Proteus Fund proteusfund.org Amherst, MA $300,000

Western Cape Provincial Council of Churches sacc.org.za Cape Town, South Africa $150,000

Council on Foundations cof.org Arlington, VA $24,500

Public Religion Research Institute prri.org Washington, DC $150,000

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Association of Black Foundation Executives abfe.org New York, NY $9,500

Soulforce soulforce.org Abilene, TX $100,000

Yvette A. Flunder Foundation radicallyinclusive.org Oakland, CA $150,000 ZANERELA+ zanerela.weebly.com Lusaka, Zambia $75,000

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SPECIAL GRANTMAKING

Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color eaimpactreport.org Washington, DC $29,500


Food and Friends foodandfriends.org Washington, DC $10,000

Higher Heights Leadership Fund higherheightsleadershipfund.org Washington, DC $5,000

Forward Together forwardtogether.org Oakland, CA $2,500

HIPS hips.org Washington, DC $5,000

Foundation Center foundationcenter.org New York, NY $4,500

Hispanics in Philanthropy hiponline.org Oakland, CA $4,500

Funders for LGBTQ Issues lgbtfunders.org New York, NY $14,500

Human Rights Funders Network ihrfg.org New York, NY $4,500

Funders Together to End Homelessness funderstogether.org Boston, MA $9,500

Independent Sector independentsector.org Washington, DC $12,000

Futuro Media Group, The futuromediagroup.org New York, NY $10,000 Gender DynamiX genderdynamix.org.za Cape Town, South Africa $5,000 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations geofunders.org Washington, DC $7,780 Grantmakers for Southern Progress nfg.org Oakland, CA $9,500 Hetrick-Martin Institute hmi.org New York, NY $7,500

Just Detention International justdetention.org Los Angeles, CA $4,000 Media Impact Funders mediaimpactfunders.org Philadelphia, PA $7,000 Mijente mijente.net Phoenix, AZ $5,000 Mossier Social Action and Innovation Center mnmosaic.org Saint Louis Park, MN $5,000 Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center militaryfamilymuseum.org Tijeras, NM $5,000

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy ncrp.org Washington, DC $9,500

Southerners on New Ground southernersonnewground.org Atlanta, GA $2,500

Native Americans in Philanthropy nativephilanthropy.org Minneapolis, MN $2,500 New York City Anti-Violence Project avp.org New York, NY $1,000

The Center (The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center) gaycenter.org New York, NY $1,000 Theater Offensive thetheateroffensive.org Boston, MA $2,500

PEAK Grantmaking peakgrantmaking.org Washington, DC $3,000

Trans Justice Funding Project transjusticefundingproject.org Brooklyn, NY $1,000

Philanthropy New York philanthropynewyork.org New York, NY $19,750

Transgender, Gender Variant, Intersex Justice Project tgijp.org San Francisco, CA $8,000

Power Rising powerrising.org Washington, DC $5,000 Racial Justice Action Center rjactioncenter.org Atlanta, GA $7,000 Regional Info Center (GayEcho) gayecho.com/news Belgrade, Serbia $10,000 SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders) sageusa.org New York, NY $1,000

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico tgrcnm.org Albuquerque, NM $3,000 Trevor Project thetrevorproject.org West Hollywood, CA $2,500 Village Enterprise Fund villageef.org San Carlos, CA $10,000 Whitman-Walker Clinic whitman-walker.org Washington, DC $5,000

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpting skowheganart.org New York, NY $10,000

An additional $978,926 in grants was awarded under the Social Justice program to organizations whose names are excluded from this list due to security concerns.

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Consolidated Statement of As of December 31, 2017



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ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents 

Accrued interest and dividends 

267,692

Due from investment managers 

2,017,373

Prepaid federal excise tax 

Property, equipment, and leasehold improvements (net)

Investments 

Other assets 

438,803

Total Assets 

$ 210,272,096

LIABILITIES

Grants payable (net) 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses 

Deferred federal excise tax 

Deferred rent 

Total Liabilities 

Net Assets 

Total Liabilities and Net Assets 

FINANCIALS

$ 10,464,437

8,050 1,133,440 195,942,301

$ 16,641,941 665,865 2,020,000 742,601 $ 20,070,407 190,201,689 $ 210,272,096


Financial Position

GRANTS AND OPERATING EXPENSES 2017

$40,168,774 Grants Awarded

$28,892,272

72%

GRANTS AWARDED 2017

10%

$28,892,272 18%

U.S. Social Justice

Operating Expenses

$4,135,000

$4,211,400

Social Justice Initiatives*

Programmatic Expenses

$3,940,000

$7,065,102 14%

Global Religions

14%

$4,430,000 International Human Rights 15%

21%

Conservation of Apes

17%

$5,891,461

Well Being of Apes in Captivity

$4,909,850

$5,198,681

18% 1%

Special Grantmaking * * $387,280

LEARN MORE arcus.link/grantmaking *The majority of this grantmaking supports trans-related organizations **Additional grants intended to enhance program strategy

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As of June 2018

BOARD MEMBERS

STAFF MEMBERS

Jon Stryker Board President and Founder

Rodrigo Aguiar Executive Assistant to the Executive Office

Stephen Bennett Board Member Evelynn M. Hammonds Board Member Maya L. Harris Board Member Janet Mock Board Member Catherine Pino Board Member Slobodan RandjelovicĚ Board Member

Monica Charles Grants Manager Adrian R. Coman Director, International Social Justice Program Desiree Flores Director, U.S. Social Justice Program Linda Ho Controller

Jeff Trandahl Board Member

Melvin Jung Accounting and Human Resources Associate

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Rachel Kimber Grants Manager

Annette Lanjouw Co-Executive Director Jason McGill Co-Executive Director Thomas W. Nichols Vice President, Finance and Operations Bryan Simmons Vice President, Communications Jennene Tierney Vice President, Human Resources

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Heather Antonissen Communications Associate

BOARD & STAFF

Erica Lim Social Justice Program Manager

Stephanie Myers Online Communications Manager Sebastian Naidoo Director, Global Media Linh M. Nguyen Senior Accountant Ericka Novotny Director, Grants Management Lia M. Parifax Director, Executive Planning and Project Management Adam Phillipson Great Apes Program Officer Helga Rainer Director, Conservation Program Cindy Rizzo Senior Advisor, Evaluation and Strategy Marie Stevenson Program Manager / U.K. Office Manager Madeleine Van Dam Receptionist / Operations Assistant

Daniel Maiuri Social Justice Program Administrative Coordinator

Daniel Werner Social Justice Program Associate

Andrea Marra Communications Manager

Alisha Williams U.S. Social Justice Program Officer

Linda May Director, Captive Apes Program

Eileen Young Office Manager


ENDNOTES

According to a 2010 census carried out by the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. 2 Wich et al., 2014, cited at www.iucn.org 3 A project of Transgender Europe: https://transrespect.org/en 4 Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law: Polarized Progress – Social Acceptance of LGBT People in 141 Countries 1981 to 2014. 5 National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects, A Crisis of Hate, 2017. 6 U.S. congressional letter published by Center for American Progress, May, 2018. 1

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