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New grant to the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project

Posted: 2 July 2020

Our new grant will continue to support EAMENA’s documentation work in the Middle East and North Africa.


Our response to UKRI’s open access review consultation

Posted: 29 June 2020

Read our response to the 2020 UKRI’s open access review consultation.

Manuscript of Nur al-Din Jami's 'Tuhfat al-Ahrar,' produced in 1484 (Courtesy The National Library of Israel)

New grant to the National Library of Israel

Posted: 9 June 2020

Our grant will enable free online access to more than 2,500 rare Islamic manuscripts and books from the Library’s collection

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Our response to the OSTP’s Request for Information on Open Access

Posted: 28 May 2020

Read our response to the 2020 Office of Science and Technology Policy’s request for information on public access to peer-reviewed scholarly information.


Blog: Supporting conservation during a crisis

Posted: 21 May 2020

How can philanthropy help ensure that conservationists continues their essencial work at a time of global emergency? A blog from our environmental team.


The Internet Archive launches a National Emergency Library

Posted: 30 March 2020

Our grantee, the Internet Archive, has announced a new initiative that will make more than 1.4 million digital books freely available to a world under lockdown.

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A message from Arcadia’s Donor Board

Posted: 25 March 2020

A message from our Donor Board to Arcadia’s grantees.

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New CEO Announcement

Posted: 11 March 2019

We are delighted to announce that Simon Chaplin will be joining as CEO of Arcadia in September 2020. Simon will take over from Anthea Case, who is stepping down after 15 years at the Fund.

Seed collecting in Kyrgyzstan. Cortesy of RBG Kew

2019 Annual Report

Posted: 10 February 2020

Our annual report is out, with updates on our grants and new initiatives.


New grant to Stanford University Graduate School

Posted: 11 November 2019

Our new grant will support research into copyright reform.

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Endangered Archives Programme: 2020 grants round

Posted: 22 October 2019

The Endangered Archives Programme is now accepting grant applications for 2020.

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New grant to MIT Press

Posted: 14 October 2019

Our grant to MIT press will help to develop a model for publishing open access monographs

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New grant to Educopia Institute

Posted: 28 August 2019

Our grant will support the ‘Next Generation Library Publishing’ project – a partnership to improve scholarly publishing infrastructures.


New grant to the University of Southampton (Centre for Maritime Archaeology)

Posted: 6 August 2019

Our new grant will help to document endangered maritime archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa.

Meadows with Common sorrel at sunset, Baligrod area, Bieszczady Mountains, Eastern Carpathians, Poland

New Grant to Rewilding Europe

Posted: 26 July 2019

Our new grant will encourage the return of species, develop new models for sustainable rewilding and promote regulation systems and policy reforms that support nature.

Digital capture of an oversize painting, part of the extensive digitization work being done in the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory. Courtesy of the  Center for Jewish History

New grant to the Center for Jewish History

Posted: 25 March 2019

Our new grant will support the Center’s digitization and preservation work to unlock archival material.


New grant to University College London (Institute of Archaeology)

Posted: 18 February 2019

A new project will digitize endangered archaeological heritage in Central Asia, one of the world’s heritage-rich areas.

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New grant to Wetlands International

Posted: 12 December 2018

Our second grant to Wetlands International will support work to improve the safety and quality of migratory waterbirds’ habitat along the East Asian – Australasian Flyway.

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The Endangered Material Knowledge Programme is open for applications

Posted: 3 December 2018

Our new regranting programme at the British Museum will help document specialist local knowledge and skills that are at risk disappearing. The programme is now open for applications.

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Why are universities open access laggards?

Posted: 15 November 2018

In his new article, Peter Baldwin argues that university libraries can do much more to make knowledge available to all.

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New findings from the Historical Ice Core Project

Posted: 14 November 2018

Arcadia-funded Historical Ice Core Project release new findings.

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New grant to International Rivers

Posted: 7 November

Our new grant to International Rivers will help protect freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity from threats of over-exploitation and water infrastructure.

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New grant to ClientEarth

Posted: 31 October 2018

Our new five-year grant to ClientEarth will support its work with partners across Europe to enforce laws that protect threatened wildlife and habitat.


We are hiring!

Posted: 11 October 2018

A fantastic opportunity for two outstanding individuals to join our team.


New grant to UCLA Library

Posted: 9 October

Our grant to the UCLA Library will support a new re-granting programme to safeguard modern archival heritage around the globe.

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The Endangered Landscapes Programme announced winning projects

Posted: 8 October 2018.

Eight projects will support the creation of large, connected landscapes across Europe, establishing resilient ecosystems that benefit both nature and people.

Deep sea coral garden. Source: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

New grant to The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Posted: 4 October 2018

Our grant will support work to protect ‘out of sight, out of mind’ deep-sea species and habitat.

Archivist of the Library of Djenne, Mali. Djenné is guardian to rich, extensive and diverse manuscript collections. More than 8,000 texts from these collections have been digitized and made available online for free. Courtesy of the British Library.

New grant to the Endangered Archives Programme

Posted: 25 September 2018

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library supports the digitization of at-risk collections around the globe. So far it has supported more than 350 documentation projects in 90 countries. Our new grant to the British Library willsupport the programme for seven more years.

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New grant to the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Posted: 24 September 2018

Our grant to the International Union for Conservation of Nature will support a new global network promoting greener, healthier and more livable, cities.

A Grey Reef shark, one of the many species now protected by the new Sala y Gomez Marine Park in Chile. Courtesy of Oceana.

New grant to Oceana

Posted: 20 September 2018

We increasingly support policy advocacy to help ensure that national legislation and international treaties support biodiversity, and that governments and other bodies enforce legislation. Our new grant will continue our support to Ocean’w work in protecting the world oceans.

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New grant to the National Library of Sweden

Posted: 12 September 2018

We awarded SEK 30 million ($3.5 million) to the National Library of Sweden to digitize Swedish historical out of copyright newspapers.


New grant to Columbia University Libraries

Posted: 12 September 2018

Our new grant to the University of California Los Angeles Libraries will support The Freedom of Information Archive at History Lab, the largest international database of declassified documents

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New grant to Open Access Button

Posted: 21 August 2018

Our new grant to Open Access Button will help improve inter-library loans.

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New grant to New York University

Posted: 13 August 2018

We awarded $1.34 million to support Arabic Collections Online (ACO), a partnership between New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and NYU New York.

Jane Park speaks at CC:Rewire in June 2016, a celebration of Creative Commons' renewed vision to build a more vibrant and usable commons. Photo: Andria Lo, CC BY 4.0

New grant to Creative Commons

Posted: 8 August 2018

With the help of our new grant of $800,000, Creative Commons will develop the Commons Collaborative Archive and Library to make openly licensed content more searchable, usable and resilient.


New grant to Authors Alliance

Posted: 7 August 2018

Our grant to Authors Alliance focuses on scholarly communications services for authors who write to be read.

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New grant to the New York Public Library

Posted: 1 August 2018

We have awarded $5 million to the New York Public Library to help to digitize scholarly publications and research materials, and to develop new means to remove barriers to open access.

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New grant to Impactstory

Posted: 9 July 2018

We awarded $850,000 to Impactstory to create a free comprehensive search engine helping the general public to find, read, and understand scholarly content.

Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Nepal. The square was heavily damaged by the earthquake in April 2015. Courtesy of Christiane Brosius

New grant to Heidelberg University

Posted: 26 July 2018

Our grant to the Heidelberg University will support the Nepal Heritage Documentation Project, creating an online database of buildings that have been servery damaged or destroyed.

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New grant to Plazi

Posted: 16 June 2018

Our grant will help expand the Biodiversity Literature Repository (BLR) by adding hundreds of thousands of figures and taxonomic treatments extracted from in-copyright publications.

Visitor at the Internet with the Internet Archive motto 'Universal Access To All Knowledge'. Courtesy of the Internet Archive

New grant to the Internet Archive

Posted: 21 May 2018

We have awarded Internet Archive a grant of $1 million to digitize more than 15,000 titles from university press collections and make them available via controlled digital lending.

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New grant to Public.Resource.Org

Posted: 3 May 2018

Our third grant to Public.Resource.Org will help make governmental and public information available to the public throughout the world.