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Project Grants

The Project Grants program funds Wikimedia community members - individuals, groups, or organizations contributing to Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia or Commons - to organize projects that benefit the Wikimedia movement. Grants are awarded bianually and have a minimum budget of USD 2,000. For grants under USD 2,000, please see the Rapid Grants program.

Grants are generally awarded in four broad categories, but we welcome all ideas!

  1. Software
  2. Research
  3. Online organizing
  4. Offline outreach

Proposals should support the achievement of Wikimedia’s mission.

We recently surveyed the first two rounds of Project Grant applicants. You can see the report and next steps for program improvements here.

Round 2 2017 schedule

Open call: 28 August – 26 September

Proposal deadline: 26 September

Staff eligibility review: 27 September - 3 October

Community review: 4 – 17 October

Committee review: 18 – 31 October

Grantees announced: 15 December

Grants disbursed: December/January

* please note that the current round has been extended past the original December 1 announcement date


Round 1 2018 schedule

Open call: January 1-31, 2018

Proposal deadline: January 31, 2018

Staff eligibility review: February 1-6, 2018

Community review: February 7-20, 2018

Committee review: February 21-March 6, 2018

Grantees announced: April 6, 2018*

Grants disbursed: April/May 2018


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