|Eligible for funding
||Not eligible for funding
|Projects aimed at improving one or more of Wikimedia's existing websites
||Projects aimed at improving third-party applications
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|Projects that foster conditions to encourage editing by volunteers (e.g. editor recruitment campaigns)
||Projects that replace volunteer action by directly funding someone to create content (e.g. editing articles, uploading photos)
|Production of code, research, materials that are published and released as free and open-source. Licensing should be compatible with current Wikimedia and MediaWiki practices
||Production of code, research, materials that are created on a closed source platform or published in such a way that access is not freely available
|Projects up to 12 months long
||Projects more than 12 months long
|Requests from individuals, groups and organizations
||Requests from groups and organizations that already have a current Annual Plan Grant or Simple Annual Plan Grant
|Requests from affiliates (including User Groups) that have announced grant requests on their official user group page on Meta and a local language forum that is recognized by each group, to allow adequate space for objections and support to be voiced.
||Requests from affiliates (including User Groups) that have not announced their grant requests to the user group and received feedback and support from the group.
|One project per proposal, up to a year in duration.
||Multiple projects per proposal. If you would like to submit a multi-project proposal, please apply through our Annual Plan Grants program.
|Funds for direct expenses
||Compensation for people’s time (for example: project management or coordination)
|Requests between USD $500 and up to USD $2000 for Rapid Grants
Requests from $2001 up to $100,000 for Project Grants
|Requests of more than $2,000 for Rapid Grants, and more than $100,000 for Project Grants
|Applicants/grantees that adhere to Friendly Space expectations
||Applicants with a history of violating Friendly Space expectations
|Applicants who (i) agree to the reporting requirements, and (ii) are willing to sign a grant agreement, and (iii) provide the Wikimedia Foundation with information needed to process their funding.
||Applicants who can't comply with the requirements and contractual terms of the program
|Fiscal sponsor administrative fees of no more than 20% of the requested grant amount. Must be included as an explicit budget line item in the finance section of the grant proposal.
Administrative fees above 20% of the requested grant amount.
|Applicants in good community standing.
||Applicants who are blocked or banned on any Wikimedia spaces, or who have a demonstrated history of not complying with Friendly Space expectations. If applicants have been in good community standing for three years, but have previous history of censure, proposals will be reviewed on a case by case basis.