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Wikimedia Foundation Grantmaking
Increasing the quantity, quality, diversity, and reach of free knowledge.
Supporting mission-allied people and organizations around the world.
Wikimedia Foundation staff, community volunteers, and affiliate organizations work together to find and fund innovative and important projects, and to evaluate and share the impact of the work being done across the movement. In addition to financial support, we provide grantees with tools, mentorship, and opportunities to tell their own stories and share their knowledge.
We encourage projects that provide opportunities to reach the Wikimedia movement's goal of spreading participation in free culture across boundaries of language, gender, and geography. We seek out opportunities for growth in under-represented demographics, smaller and newer Wikimedia projects, and communities in the global south. We focus on providing individuals within these communities with tools to help them succeed.
Who we are
Wikimedia Grantmaking is a collaboration between grantees, WMF staff, volunteer committees, and Wikimedians from across the globe. We connect people from dozens of Wikimedia projects and geographies within our worldwide free culture movement.
Submit a proposal
Our grantmaking programs offer a range of options for supporting different kinds of projects. We fund projects for individual contributors, teams, user groups and chapters.
Join a committee
Our committees are made up of volunteer contributors, WMF staff members, and movement affiliates. Eligibility criteria and responsibilities vary by committee. If you are interested in participating in one of our committees, visit the program's committee page for more information.
|Represantatives of contributing chapters may participate.||All eligible Wikimedians may apply.||All eligible Wikimedians may apply.||Eligible Wikimedians 21 years or older may be elected or appointed.|
|Membership is ongoing, with active contribution.||1-year membership term, renewable with active participation.||Membership is ongoing, with active contribution.||2-year membership term, renewable by community election or re-appointment.|
We value bold ideas and data-driven innovation. Effective grantmaking requires community involvement at every point in the process. Our community portals provide shared workspaces for proposing and refining new ideas, asking questions, and sharing valuable lessons.
We reach a global audience, in multiple languages, across and beyond the boundaries of our movement. On thegrantees share stories from ongoing and completed projects, and grantmakers offer new and notable updates about our programs.
Our grantmaking is done in public and reports back to the communities we serve. We honor the Wikimedia movement’s commitment to openness and transparency by publishing our plans, budgets, and reports on-wiki. We welcome input on our priorities and processes from the donors who fund our work, and our volunteer colleagues.