Grants:Administration/Countries

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This page documents a process common to all or most of WMF's grants programs. Please don't edit this page, but please do create a discussion page instead.



There are varying complexities with grant making in the different parts of the world. Sometimes, the challenges and restrictions are because of US regulations (e.g. US sanctions). Other times, it can be funding challenges with the grantee's local jurisdiction[1].

Below are lists of countries that we have:

  1. funded with few or no challenges/restrictions for both the grantor and grantee
  2. not yet funded

Funded

Countries that we have funded with few or no challenges for grantees to receive grants, and for us as a non-profit organization based in the United States to award international grants.

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine[2]
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

Not yet funded

We have not received funding requests from these locations so we do not have any information on whether there are restrictions to receive foreign funding or challenges for us to award grants as a non-profit organization based in the United States.

  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Iceland
  • Jamaica
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Montenegro
  • Montseratt
  • Myanmar
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Qatar
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Samoa
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Solomon Islands
  • Suriname
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen

Countries not listed

If you are interested in applying for a grant with one of our grant programs[3] that aligns with our mission and your country is not listed here, please:

  1. check if your country is one of the US sanctioned countries. It is likely that we would not be able to award grants where there are US sanctions.
  2. check if there are known restrictions for receiving foreign funds in your country. One reference is The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law's (ICNL)[1] Civic Freedom Monitor page. Please note that ICNL's assessments on foreign funding have more of a focus on registered non-profits within that country, but this does not mean that grants to individuals might not be impacted as well.

If your country is not listed on this page, not listed in the US sanctions page, and not listed in ICNL's [1]Civic Freedom Monitor page, please:

  1. Email us at grantsadmin(_AT_)wikimedia(_DOT_)org
  2. with a subject line of "[possible application] grant request for YOUR COUNTRY"
  3. and include:
    • a brief description of the grant
    • who the grantee would be (i.e. person or non-profit organization name)
    • what the expected impact/outcomes of your grant activities would have on increasing the quantity, quality, diversity and reach of free knowledge
    • how it aligns with our mission and goals

Footnotes

  1. a b c The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law's Civic Freedom Monitor provides up-to-date information on legal issues affecting civil society and civic freedoms, including freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly for 50+ countries. It is one of the resources that we use at the Wikimedia Foundation to help us gain insight and context on possible funding challenges, with consideration to the country receiving the grant funding and/or where grant activities might occur.
  2. Grant applicants from Ukraine must be aware that a grant from WMF must not fund Crimea, Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) regions AND if the request is funded, the grant agreement will include language around the 2014 Executive Order 13685 funding Crimea region restrictions and 2022 Executive Order prohibiting funding in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) regions.
  3. As of 1 July 2021, the Wikimedia Foundation funding programs include: Other funding programs may be found at Grants:Start#Other funding programs