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The ARCA Foundation


Last profile update: 04/17/2018
Last grant data update: 06/08/2018

At A Glance

The ARCA Foundation

1308 19th St NW

Washington, DC United States 20036-1641


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1952 in NY - The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is dedicated to advancing social equity and justice. It believes that a vibrant democracy requires an organized and informed citizenry that has access to information and free expression. In pursuit of these principles, the foundation supports innovative and strategic efforts that work to advance equity, accountability, social justice, and participatory democracy in the U.S. and abroad. While its areas of focus evolve over time, it achieves its fundamental purpose by supporting efforts that affect public policy.