Arcadia is a charitable fund, supporting charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment. We also give grants that promote open access to information. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $331 million to projects around the world.
Preserving endangered culture
Our cultural grants to museums, archives and universities preserve at risk cultural heritage. We support digital documentation of near-extinct languages, endangered historical archives and artefacts, and endangered cultural practices. We enable free, online, open access to all these materials.
Preserving endangered nature
Our environmental grants preserve endangered habitats and make research on these places available to all. We support protection of tracts of land and sea, train conservation practitioners and support advocacy, policy development and research.
Our open access grants work to make research, publications, legal and other materials freely available to all via the internet. We support open access advocacy and open access repositories. For further information click here.
Prior to 2009 we funded other themes including human rights, promotion of philanthropy and education.