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Seed funding to pilot a Peace First challenge in the UK 01 Feb 2018

Co-seed funding with Paul Hamlyn Foundation to bring PeaceFirst's youth social action challenge platform to the UK in pilot form

Amount: USD 28,014
Funder: ZING
Recipient: Peace First

Conservation of East Asian-Australasian Flyway 05 Nov 2018

To address threats and restore degraded habitats in the Yellow Sea region in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

Amount: USD 1,736,513
Recipient: Wetlands International

Endangered Archives Programme 01 Oct 2018

To continue to support the Endangered Archives Programme.

Amount: USD 12,000,000
Recipient: British Library

Nepal cultural heritage documentation project 01 Oct 2018

To document monuments and heritage objects in the Kathmandu Valley, and publish them online in a searchable, free database.

Amount: USD 949,515
Recipient: Heidelberg University

Marine Wildlife Protection 01 Aug 2018

To protect and restore marine life and ecosystems in some of the most biodiverse areas of the oceans through policy changes at the national and regional levels

Amount: USD 10,500,000
Recipient: Oceana

Wildlife Defence Programme 01 Aug 2018

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.

Amount: USD 3,003,202
Recipient: ClientEarth

Conservation of Freshwater Biodiversity in Key River Ecosystems 01 Aug 2018

To influence how rivers are governed, protected in law, and valued through planning and management, with the aim of ensuring that rivers are used sustainably and can continue to perform their critical biodiversity functions.

Amount: USD 1,250,000
Recipient: International Rivers

Digitizing historical Swedish newspapers 01 Jul 2018

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.

Amount: USD 3,547,651
Recipient: Swedish National Archives

Developing a new sustainable membership model 28 Jun 2018

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.

Amount: USD 500,000
Recipient: Authors Alliance

The Freedom of Information Archive at History Lab 20 Jun 2018

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

Amount: USD 407,000
Recipient: Columbia University Libraries

Global Urban Alliance 04 Jun 2018

To establish a global Urban Alliance under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and to develop and promote a standard set of indicators on urban ecosystem health that enable cities to identify challenges and evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts to become greener environments.

Amount: USD 640,683
Recipient: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Arabic Collections Online 01 Jun 2018

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.

Amount: USD 1,340,000
Recipient: New York University Division of Libra...

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition 01 Jun 2018

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.

Amount: USD 471,587
Recipient: Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Modern Endangered Archives Programme 01 Jun 2018

To establish a grants programme that funds projects to digitize and make accessible at-risk archival materials from the 20th and 21st centuries. The digitized materials are available for free online.

Amount: USD 5,500,000
Recipient: University of California Los Angeles

Open Access Button 22 May 2018

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.

Amount: USD 422,000
Recipient: New Venture Fund

Commons Collaborative Archive and Library 22 May 2018

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.

Amount: USD 800,000
Recipient: Creative Commons

Liberating species descriptions from in-copyright journal articles 17 May 2018

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.

Amount: USD 1,296,864
Recipient: Plazi

Search engine for open access scholarly content 15 May 2018

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.

Amount: USD 850,000
Recipient: Impactstory

Core funding 09 May 2018

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.

Amount: USD 1,500,000
Recipient: Public.Resource.Org