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!
- Online organizing
- 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 1 2017 schedule
Open call: 13 February – 14 March
Proposal deadline: 14 March
Staff eligibility review: 15 – 21 March
Community review: 22 March – 4 April
Committee review: 5 April – 8 June
Grantees announced: 9 June*
Grants disbursed: late June
* please note that the current round has been extended past the original 19 May announcement date
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
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