Who we are

The Arca Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing equity, justice and human rights. Arca believes that the pursuit of economic and racial justice, an inclusive democracy, human rights, and a clean environment requires an engaged citizenry that has access to information and free expression.

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Arca is currently accepting grant applications by invitation only.

As the Arca Foundation undertakes a meaningful process of strategic realignment, it remains of critical importance that we honor the time and resources of current and potential grantees and development professionals. To that end, we will be accepting applications for the Fall 2019 docket by invitation only. Please visit our site in the coming months for updates on future grant cycles. Learn more about our grants.

Our Focus Areas

Arca's long-term aim is to advance a sustainable planet where there is respect for human dignity and there is economic, democratic and social equity. We believe that achieving this aim will require structural reforms that restructure the economy and democracy to serve the many, not few.

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