Bending the Arc

Global Voices on the Path to Justice

Dedicated to the idea that

people can live in harmony with

one another and the natural world

Dedicated to
the idea that

people can live
in harmony with

one another and
the natural world

Social Justice Program

We work in regions where we believe we can have the greatest impact with our finite resources. We focus on advancing policy, protections, and social changes to ensure the physical safety, acceptance, and inclusion of those most marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or the intersection of these with their age or status as people of color.

GREAT APES & GIBBONS PROGRAM

We work to improve respect for and recognition of the intrinsic value of nonhuman apes; reduce and ultimately eliminate captivity as a reality for the world’s apes while improving their care and treatment where they are held in captivity; reconcile socioeconomic development and conservation in the landscapes where great apes and gibbons live; build an integrated and coordinated ape conservation movement; and grow recognition and consideration of great apes and gibbons in larger, adjacent conservation movements.

Letter

Jon Stryker
President and Founder

Annette Lanjouw
Chief Executive Officer

Financials

Grants since inception

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2019 Expenses

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Board and Staff