Transparency Talk Welcomes Arcus Foundation to Glasspockets
March 29, 2017
(Melissa Moy is special projects associate for Glasspockets.)
We are pleased to welcome Arcus Foundation to our community of foundations that have publicly commited to working transparently. By taking and sharing the “Who Has Glass Pockets?” (WHGP) self-assessment, Arcus is contributing to a growing collection of profiles that serve as a knowledge bank and transparency benchmarking mechanism.
Arcus, with its offices in New York and Cambridge, United Kingdom, advocates for global human rights and conservation movements: “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.”
“We strive to apply a high level of transparency in our operations and in our relationships with grantees, partners and other stakeholders.’”
This month, Arcus became the 87th foundation to join WHGP. As a way of welcoming Arcus to the Glasspockets community, we’d like to highlight some of the ways in which this foundation openly shares its environmental and social justice work.
First, Arcus has pledged a rare commitment to openness in its transparency statement that is part of the website’s introduction to Arcus’ work.
The foundation uses its website to explain its grantmaking process, shares expectations for grantees, and offers a searchable grantee map and database. A short video invites and informs prospective grant applicants.
Other ways that Arcus lives up to its transparency statement is by opening up its knowledge via grantee impact stories, reports, and a foundation blog. Additionally, the foundation discloses more than a decade of its financial information.
Enjoy exploring the work that Arcus is doing for social justice and the environment. Perhaps it will inspire your foundation to become #88! Does your foundation have glass pockets? Find out…