The Arca Foundation is dedicated to advancing social equity and justice, particularly given the growing disparities in the world. The Foundation believes that a vibrant democracy requires an organized and informed citizenry that has access to information and free expression. In the United States, the Foundation is currently interested in supporting national nonprofit organizations that work to promote a more equitable, accountable, and transparent economic recovery. The focus is on programs that engage citizens in the promotion of greater corporate accountability, and that work to build a movement to advance a more just economy and democracy. (The Foundation’s work is national; in order to receive funding, local and state-based efforts must be part of a national campaign or project.) Internationally, the Foundation supports policy advocacy that advances more just U.S. foreign policies and human rights. The upcoming application deadline is February 1, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on the Foundation’s grant strategies.