Private Funder: Arcus Nat’l Fund (formerly Jon L. Stryker Foundation); Opportunity: 2016 funding programs; Funding Focus: Social equity, public awareness and understanding, health and safety and scientific inquiry; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, the fund made $30 million in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling (letter of inquiry-grants are reviewed four times annually).
Summary: Grants support efforts to improve the quality of life for the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender (GLBT) community. The foundation wants to support the needs of LGBT youth and people of color. Programs should: address the awareness of emotional and physical violence, strengthen dialog and cultural acceptance and expand social and economic protections. The grants support programming as well as capital/building projects.
Info: www.arcusfoundation.org; email@example.com (letter of inquiry), Carol Snapp, communications manager, 269/373-4373; firstname.lastname@example.org; 402 East Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, or 119 West 24th St., 9th Floor New York, NY 10011, 212/488-3000.