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Arcadia is a family trust with active, living donors. Arcadia makes grants proactively and takes an evidence-based approach. Their donors, advisors, grants managers with academic qualifications and expertise in our funding areas, and their networks identify opportunities to support organizations that can help advance our aims.


Arcadia supports work to preserve endangered cultural heritage, protect endangered ecosystems, and promote access to knowledge. Our aim is to defend the complexity of human culture and the natural world, so that coming generations can build a vibrant, resilient and green future.

Geographic Focus


Programme Areas

Arcadia has three main programme areas:
1. endangered ecosystems, with a focus on biodiversity;
2. endangered cultural heritage, with a focus on digitization;
3. open access to knowledge.

Arcadia funds both project and core costs and outsources some of our grantmaking through regranting programmes.

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