Arcus Foundation

Established in 2000 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Arcus Foundation is a national, private grant making foundation. The mission of the Arcus Foundation is to achieve social justice that is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and race, and to ensure conservation and respect of the great apes. The Arcus Foundation, through its Great Apes Fund, supports organisations seeking to ensure respect and survival of great apes and their natural habitat around the world. Since 2009, the Arcus Foundation has been the main donor of the PCLG. With funding from the Arcus foundation, the PCLG has introduced a great ape component to its work - by including ape-specific elements within its core networking and information dissemination activities and by focusing its mainstreaming efforts on conservation policies, programmes and locations that are relevant to great ape conservation.


Type of organisation: 
Development organisation
United States of America

Annette Lanjouw
Cindy Rizzo, Director of Grant Making Programs

Arcus Foundation, Wellington House, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BH, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 451 050

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The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

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This website has received funding from UK aid and the Arcus Foundation. The views expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of these organisations.

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