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Your contributions help us continue to advocate for global access to research, educational texts, art, cultural heritage, scientific articles, and other valuable resources needed to solve society’s most pressing challenges — from climate change to education access.

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Creative Commons does not currently have a planned giving program. If you would like to make a lasting impact by including us in your will, we suggest you visit FreeWill or consult an attorney or estate planning professional. You can also check out this useful resource from Fidelity Charitable on bequests and how to include nonprofits in your will or trust.

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Thank you to our Supporters

On behalf of the entire Creative Commons community — Board, staff, affiliates, and contributors from all over the world — thank you for your meaningful donation to CC’s mission and programs.

We gratefully acknowledge support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Arcadia, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Filecoin Foundation, Argosy Foundation, the Eric Saltzman and Victoria Munroe Charitable Fund, MHz Foundation, Google, Caktus Group, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Stewart J. Guss Attorney at Law, the Open Society Foundations, Amazon Web Services, CouponFollow, and Gabriel Levin of The Levin Firm.