Grants awarded

You can search below for information about all grants we awarded. Our grants data is also available in csv format here.

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 (last updated July 2024). Arcadia 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.

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Open Access

Grant recipient

OpenAlex: a free index for the world's research

To support the growth, development, and institutional usage of OpenAlex - an open and comprehensive index of scholarly works, authors, and institutions.

$7,500,000

2024

5 years

Open Book Futures

To help develop the infrastructures, business models, networks and resources to support open access books publishing by small-to-medium-sized publishers, non-profits and scholarly libraries

$3,429,600

2023

3 years

FragDenStaat: Democratising Public Databases

To obtain and openly publish online German government documents and information that ought to be freely available online

$1,205,100

2023

4 years

Towards the Wikimedia endowment

$250,000

2023

1 year

Advancing open access

$200,000

2023

1 year

Liberating taxonomic treatments

To continue to build a public access repository of species descriptions and images ‘liberated’ from in-copyright journal articles, and to automate this process of liberation in future by integrating it into publishers’ systems.

$1,785,000

2022

3 years

COMMUNIA International Association for the Public Domain

To develop policies and legal strategies to expand and strengthen the public domain, ensuring that everyone can always freely reuse public domain content. The project will also aim to develop user rights (of both individual and institutional users) to access and share content with legal clarity for the beneficiaries of exceptions and limitations.

$3,570,000

2022

8 years

Project Notify

To help scholarly communities organise peer-review of preprints and working papers through a not-for-profit, university-governed ecosystem, bypassing commercial publishers.

$4,000,000

2022

4 years

Redalyc + AmeliCA

To provide core support to Redalyc&AmeliCA to improve discoverability and open access to journals without author-fees (‘diamond OA’).

$3,600,000

2022

10 years

Towards core costs

To continue the development of the open syllabus project – to gather and analyse the world’s syllabi and make this information freely available to the academic community and the public.

$1,750,000

2022

2 years

Campaign to Increase Open Access to Research on Climate and Biodiversity

Towards enabling Creative Commons, EIFL, and SPARC to execute a global campaign that promotes the open sharing of climate and biodiversity research, making immediate open access publishing the default. The campaign aims to empower governments, institutions, and activists who currently lead critical climate and biodiversity work, to embed open practices and policies in their operations.

$4,000,000

2022

4 years

Offline Internet Consortium

To provide access to offline materials to communities with no internet access. The project will bring together organizations with an interest in providing offline internet to under-served communities. It will support the development of new technology, additional content, and outreach

$300,000

2022

3 years

Director's discretionary fund

Towards supporting open access initiatives at MIT Press, elsewhere in MIT or outside MIT, as identified by the MIT Press Director.

$500,000

2022

3 years

MIT OpenCourseWare

To support the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare, an initiative to make all educational materials from MIT’s undergraduate- and graduate-level courses freely available online

$100,000

2022

1 year

Advancing Open Access

$500,000

2022

3 years

Advancing Open Access

$250,000

2022

1 year

Advancing Open Access

$250,000

2022

1 year

Advancing Open Access

$200,000

2022

1 year

Open Access Book Prizes

To set up and run the American Council of Learned Society open access book prizes. The prizes will go to authors of open access monographs and their publishers to support forthcoming books that would not otherwise be published open access

$1,600,000

2022

6 years