What types of organizations do you expect to be funding – NGOs, state agencies, CBOs, research institutions?

We expect to fund many types of organizations. Data sharing partnerships often include the types of organizations in your question. Our interest is to support sustainable systems for biodiversity data and information use. We will examine organizations for their long-term commitments to open access to data and to maintaining and using biodiversity data and knowledge. For-profit businesses are subject to special scrutiny by U.S. law and specific foundation practices to ensure that grant products are used for charitable purposes.