US private funders

Many private foundations are establishing open access policies similar to those of the federal agencies. As press releases, plans, policies or guidance documents become available, we’ll provide access to them here.


Funder Publications Data License Policy or announcement
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation   Grant proposal guidelines
Autism Speaks     Policy
Ford Foundation CC-BY Press releases
CC-BY requirement
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation CC-BY Policy
Hewlett Foundation CC-BY Press release
Commitment to Open Licensing
Howard Hughs Medical Institute (HHMI)   Publication policy, supporting info
Data policy
MacArthur Foundation   Policy
Microsoft Research   Policy
Godon and Betty Moore Foundation   Policy
Data sharing philosophy
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation     Applies to grantees of post-doc research fellowship only
World Bank   Publications policy