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What We Do

Creative Commons (CC) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build and sustain a thriving commons of shared knowledge and culture. Together with an extensive member network and multiple partners, we build capacity, we develop practical solutions, and we advocate for better open sharing of knowledge and culture that serves the public interest. As part of this work, we help overcome legal obstacles to the sharing of knowledge and creativity to address the world’s most pressing challenges.

In order to achieve our mission, we:

Learn more about CC through our mission and strategy and our collection of public reports and financials. For information about CC’s funding agreements, please see our Contributions Policy. You can also view written disclosures for nonprofit organizations that solicit contributions required by certain states in the USA.