OUR GRANTS

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The information is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to use and share, as long as it is attributed to Arcadia Fund.

You can search below for details of all our grants. Our grants data is also available in xlsx format here.




Displaying 81 to 120 of 305 grants

  • Organization
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Focus
  • Awarded
  • Status
  • Amount
  • Organization

    Plazi

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,296,864
    Supporting ongoing efforts to liberate taxonomic data from scientific publications, making them findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR), and creating a critical mass to make the resulting repository and tools the de facto standards in the taxonomic community.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://plazi.org/
  • Organization

    Impactstory

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $850,000
    To build and support a new non-profit free search engine that will make it easy for the public to find, read, and understand the peer-reviewed literature.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://impactstory.org/
  • Organization

    Public.Resource.Org

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,500,000
    To digitize and give open access to legal documents, technical standards, traditional knowledge, scientific knowledge, edicts of government, and safety standards that should be in the public domain.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://public.resource.org/
  • Organization

    Internet Archive

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,003,300
    Towards digitizing more than 15,000 volumes of published monographs from university libraries' collections, and making them available via the Internet Archives controlled digital lending platform, which protects the university presses intellectual property and institutional investments.

    Grant duration: 4 years

    http://archive.org/
  • Organization

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Longform scholarship

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $5,000,000
    To develop technology, policies, and partnerships that will increase the amount of book content that researchers can access digitally.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://www.nypl.org/
  • Organization

    British Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Intangible culture

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $2,295,782
    To establish a grants programme to document endangered cultural practices, focusing on material culture, namely how things are made and how they are used. The digitized materials are available for free online.

    Grant duration: 4 years

    http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/community_collaborations/partnerships/emkp.aspx
  • Organization

    Tompkins Conservation

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $490,000
    To create a continuous area of protected natural landscape by purchasing land adjacent to the Patagonia Park, which contains key access points and valuable habitat for threatened wildlife.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.tompkinsconservation.org/home.htm
  • Organization

    UCLA Library

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $980,051
    To digitize and publish online the Arabic and Syriac manuscript codices of St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://sinai.library.ucla.edu/
  • Organization

    Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $68,000
    To support the research and publication of Professor Joseph Dan's multi-volume history of Jewish mysticism and esotericism.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://www.shazar.org.il/en/default.aspx
  • Organization

    University of Oxford

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $620,000
    To document the cultural heritage of the Maldives, and to publish the material online in an open-access database.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://maldivesheritage.oxcis.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    University College London

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,044,827
    To survey and document endangered historic buildings with frescoes in Shanxi Province, ranging in date from early medieval to 19th century, and to publish the results online in an open-access bilingual database.

    Grant duration: 3.5 years

    http://shanxi-project.org/shanxi-digital-documentation-project/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $30,270,000
    To develop and support large-scale projects seeking to create habitats that are rich in biodiversity and resilient to environmental change, and share novel and replicable techniques that can achieve this, via an outsourced grants programme.

    Grant duration: 6 years

    http://www.endangeredlandscapes.org/
  • Organization

    University of Hamburg

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $2,172,913
    To fund large-scale digitization of manuscripts in maritime and mainland South-East Asia, and to make these available in an open-access online archive.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://www.dream-sea.org/
  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://library.harvard.edu/
  • Organization

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $200,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://nypl.org/
  • Organization

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.library.ucla.edu/
  • Organization

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $100,053
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    Yale University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://web.library.yale.edu/
  • Organization

    Fauna & Flora International

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $25,960,684
    To consolidate and expand the success of both the Halcyon Land & Sea Fund and the Halcyon Marine Programme to date, increasing their focus on long-term sustainability, and addressing the recommendations from Arcadias external evaluation of both programmes.

    Grant duration: 6 years

    http://www.fauna-flora.org/
  • Organization

    Environmental Justice Foundation

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $1,000,000
    To support the Environmental Justice Foundation's Oceans Campaign to end illegal fishing and protect marine biodiversity, with a focus on West Africa and South-East Asia.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://ejfoundation.org/what-we-do/oceans
  • Organization

    Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI)

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $497,265
    To enable the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative to provide expert input into the negotiations of the incipient UN treaty on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (UN BBNJ) and International Seabed Authority (ISA) mining regulations, to ensure that they are fit for purpose and enforceable.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://dosi-project.org/
  • Organization

    Internet Archive

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $50,000
    Digitizing an initial group of 1,500 MIT Press titles at Internet Archives Boston Public Library facility to make them more widely available.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://archive.org/
  • Organization

    Conservation Land Trust

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $3,000,000
    To purchase a piece of land beside Ibera National Park

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.theconservationlandtrust.org/eng/our_mission.htm
  • Organization

    American Council of Learned Societies

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Culture: Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $2,000,000
    To extend the reach of the Council's fellowship programme

    Grant duration: 4 years

    http://www.acls.org/
  • Organization

    Bard College Berlin

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $2,241,088
    Towards a new building for student accommodations

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.berlin.bard.edu/
  • Organization

    Illuminated River Foundation

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $6,162,728
    To support a scheme for lighting central Londons bridges along the River Thames.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://illuminatedriver.london/
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $250,000
    To give free access to educational resources.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Leadership

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $10,000,000
    To establish an endowment fund for the Cambridge Conservation Intiative Directorship

    Grant duration: 10 years

    http://www.conservation.cam.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    Yale University

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Leadership

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $4,978,000
    To train conservation practitioners in tropical Asia and Central America to enable them to take responsibility for local and national conservation, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://environment.yale.edu/elti/
  • Organization

    Yale University

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Focus

    Discretionary

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $25,000,000
    To refurbish the Hall of Graduate Studies and to support the programmatic agenda that will transform it into a central home for the humanities at Yale

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.yale.edu/
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $5,000,000
    To support the operations and activities of the Wikimedia projects in perpetuity

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://wikimediaendowment.org/
  • Organization

    Palestinian Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts & Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $1,900,000
    To digitize endangered, dispersed and inaccessible collections of documents, photographs, videos and ephemeral materials representing the culture and history of Palestine from 1800 to the present and to make them available in an open-access online archive.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://palarchive.org
  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://library.harvard.edu/
  • Organization

    New York Public Library

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $200,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.nypl.org/
  • Organization

    University of California Los Angeles

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.library.ucla.edu/
  • Organization

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $100,267
    This support the Office of Scholarly Communications in furthering open access to research.

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    Yale University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    OA: Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $100,000
    To further open access to scholarly and cultural materials

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://web.library.yale.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

    $305,000
    To enable CCI to conduct the preparatory work to establish a re-granting programme dedicated to supporting projects to create habitats that are rich in biodiversity and resillent to environmental change, and to sharing novel replicable techniques that can achieve this.

    Grant duration: 1.5 years

    http://www.conservation.cam.ac.uk/
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