Rapid Grants provide quick support for projects throughout the year. Up to US$2,000.
The Rapid Grants program funds Wikimedia community members – individuals, groups, or organizations contributing to Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia or Commons – to organize projects throughout the year up to US$2,000. Projects can include experiments or standard needs that don't need broad review to get started.
Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis by WMF staff. Rapid grants are meant to be simpler grants that can be reviewed in a short amount of time with limited back-and-forth with the grant applicant. There will be opportunities for revising your proposal, but we hope to make decisions quickly, within two weeks.
Examples of common requests:
Food for your monthly community meet-up
Expenses for a series of small edit-a-thons
Reimbursement of bus tickets for a photo walk
Prizes for an online writing contest
Proposals should support the achievement of Wikimedia’s mission. All requests up to US$2,000 will be considered.