Capital Projects can Win Arcus Fund Support

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; loi@arcusfoundation.org (letter of inquiry), Carol Snapp, communications manager, 269/373-4373; contact@arcusfoundation.org; 402 East Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, or 119 West 24th St., 9th Floor New York, NY 10011, 212/488-3000.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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