Jane from Creative Commons sez, "We are investing up to $100,000 in people and organizations working to make knowledge easily, freely, and legally available to everyone. Catalyst Grants will empower innovators, educators and researchers around the globe."
They're looking for donors to chip in — once they hit $100K, they'll disburse it in grants for CC-oriented projects.
Catalyst Grants will make it possible for individuals and organizations to harness the power of Creative Commons. A grant might enable a group in a developing country to research how Open Educational Resources can positively impact its community. Another could support a study of entrepreneurs using Creative Commons licenses to create a new class of socially responsible businesses.
But we can't do it without your help. Our goal is to raise $100,000 from CC supporters like you to fund the grants that will make all this possible. Donate today to help spread our mission of openness and innovation across all cultural and national boundaries.
Special thanks to the Milan Chamber of Commerce for recognizing the importance of funding this initiative by generously donating EUR 10,000! The Milan Chamber of Commerce and its Promos Network already work to promote international collaboration and innovation and we're honored they've stepped up to jumpstart the campaign.