OUR GRANTS

We are committed to transparency, and believe that with better information, grant-makers can be more effective decision makers. In 2017 we started to work with 360Giving to publish information about Arcadia grants.

Arcadia Fund has waived all copyright and related or neighbouring rights to Arcadia’s grant data, to the extent possible under law, by dedicating it to the public domain with the Creative Commons CC0 waiver. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to use and share.

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




Displaying 121 to 160 of 354 grants

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

    Columbia University Libraries

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $407,000
    To provide free access to declassified government information and improve the content's discoverability.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://history-lab.org/
  • Organization

    ClientEarth

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $2,992,500
    To enforce the laws that protect European wildlife and habitats through targeted litigation and other legal interventions, supported and complemented by strategic advocacy and capacity building with partners across Europe.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    http://clientearth.org
  • Organization

    Authors Alliance

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $500,000
    To support the development of resources for scholarly communications officers, librarians, and other individuals who train faculty, covering subject areas such as open access, fair use, publication contracts, rights reversion and termination of transfer.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://authorsalliance.org/
  • Organization

    Swedish National Archives

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $3,600,000
    To digitize all of the National Library of Sweden’s holdings of Swedish newspapers that are out of copyright (1645-1906) and make them freely available on the internet as open data for anyone to read or use.

    Grant duration: 4 years

    http://tidningar.kb.se/
  • Organization

    Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $472,000
    To support the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) to continue its mission to protect deep-sea species and ecosystems from the harmful impacts of fishing and mining, and to strengthen and enhance biodiversity conservation and governance in international oceans.

    Grant duration: 5 years

    https://savethehighseas.org/
  • Organization

    New York University Division of Libraries

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Books

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,340,000
    To help digitize and make publicly available on the Internet 23,000 books in Arabic. NYU and partner institutions' are contributing published books in all fields – literature, business, science, and more – from their Arabic collections. The books range in date from very early materials to imprints as late as the 1990s. Many of the older books are rare or fragile, and nearly all are out of print.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://dlib.nyu.edu/aco/
  • Organization

    Creative Commons

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $800,000
    To support the development of the Commons Collaborative Archive and Library, a tool for discovery and collaboration that will make the global commons of openly-licensed content more searchable, usable, and resilient, and provide essential infrastructure for collaborative online communities.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://search.creativecommons.org/
  • Organization

    New Venture Fund

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $422,000
    To improve how libraries find open access content. The project will create free, open source tools for institutions to help them find open access copies more efficiently. This will save money, speed-up access to research and increase use of existing open access outputs.

    Grant duration: 2 years

    http://openaccessbutton.org/
  • Organization

    Plazi

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $1,298,000
    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

    Our Research

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Discoverability

    Status

    Complete

    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

    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 Archive’s 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

    Books

    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

    https://nypl.org/
  • Organization

    British Museum

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Intangible culture

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $2,295,684
    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://britishmuseum.org/about_us/community_collaborations/partnerships/emkp.aspx
  • Organization

    Tompkins Conservation

    Programme

    Environmental

    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

    https://www.tompkinsconservation.org/
  • Organization

    UCLA Library

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts and 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

    Other

    Status

    Complete

    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

    https://shazar.org.il/en/default.aspx
  • Organization

    University of Oxford

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Heritage sites

    Status

    Complete

    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

    $1,047,438
    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: 6 years

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

    Center for Jewish History

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Endowment

    Awarded

    2018

    Amount

    $3,500,000
    To increase the centre’s fundraising capacity, and to provide match-funding for an endowment supporting the centre’s work in digitization and archival preservation.

    Grant duration: 3 years

    https://new.cjh.org/
  • Organization

    University of Hamburg

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Manuscripts and Archives

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $2,173,500
    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://dream-sea.org/
  • Organization

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    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

    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

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

    https://library.ucla.edu/
  • Organization

    University of California, Berkeley

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

    https://lib.berkeley.edu/
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

    https://lib.cam.ac.uk/
  • Organization

    Yale University

    Programme

    Open Access

    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 Arcadia’s external evaluation of both programmes.

    Grant duration: 6 years

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

    Environmental Justice Foundation

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    Governance

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $999,750
    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

    $496,000
    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

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://archive.org/
  • Organization

    Conservation Land Trust

    Programme

    Environmental

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

    https://theconservationlandtrust.org/eng/our_mission.htm
  • Organization

    University of Cambridge

    Programme

    Environmental

    Focus

    On-site conservation

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

    $31,436,821
    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: 7 years

    http://endangeredlandscapes.org/
  • Organization

    American Council of Learned Societies

    Programme

    Cultural

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 4 years

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

    Bard College Berlin

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    Illuminated River Foundation

    Programme

    Discretionary

    Status

    Live

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 3 years

    http://illuminatedriver.london/
  • Organization

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Focus

    Other

    Status

    Endowment

    Awarded

    2017

    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 and Archives

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    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

    Wikimedia Foundation Inc

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2017

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

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

    Harvard University

    Programme

    Open Access

    Status

    Complete

    Awarded

    2016

    Amount

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

    Grant duration: 1 years

    http://library.harvard.edu/
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