The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has a responsibility to donors to ensure the money they give us is spent responsibly and in pursuit of the mission. To that end, the WMF has created an advisory Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) with the goal of supporting the effective allocation of movement funds for the purpose of achieving Wikimedia’s mission, vision and strategy. The FDC has now finalized and published its 2012-13 Round 2 funding recommendations.
The WMF developed compliance standards, and reviewed each fund-seeking entity in accordance with them. Only entities that substantially met the compliance standards were approved to submit funding requests to the FDC. However, there were two entities in this round that fell out of compliance after eligibility was met, and it is important in the future that all entities maintain compliance, and stay up to date with grant reports and other requirements throughout the FDC review process.
The WMF provided the FDC with analyses evaluating the financial statements, annual plans and budgets of each fund-seeking entity, to assist the FDC in assessing each entity’s organizational maturity and ability to plan and execute.
The FDC, supported by the WMF, evaluated each fund-seeking entity’s plan for alignment with the mission and strategic goals of the Wikimedia movement, as well as the plan’s potential for impact.
I, Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, hereby certify that the FDC 2012-13 Round 2 recommendation meets the Wikimedia Foundation's fiduciary obligations and due process for that part of the process, and is consistent with the mandate of the FDC. Sue Gardner (talk) 20:42, 30 April 2013 (UTC)