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The TPS Program will close on May 1, 2018. The last day to submit a proposal will be April 30, 2017. Please see Rapid Grants for other travel funding opportunities.


Wikimedia Foundation Grants
Supporting mission-aligned people and organizations around the world to
increase the quantity, quality, diversity and reach of free knowledge.


Travel and Participation Support
Funding to participate in mission-aligned events

Travel and Participation Support

Travel funding to participate in mission-aligned events

Travel & Participation Support funds volunteers contributing to Wikimedia projects to travel to and participate in primarily non-Wikimedia events.

Travel to represent Wikimedia at a non-movement event:

  • Present a talk
  • Organize a workshop


Average budget

1,000 USD
Average time to approve
2-3 weeks
Learn more

Rapid Project Grants
Quick support for projects under 2,000 USD

Rapid Grants

Quick support for projects throughout the year

Rapid Grants fund Wikimedia community members to organize projects throughout the year up to 2,000 USD. Projects can include experiments or standard needs that don't need broad review to get started.

Common requests include:

  • Edit-a-thons
  • Contests
  • Equipment
  • Events


Average budget

1,500 USD
Average time to approve
1-2 weeks
Learn more

Project Grants
Funding new experiments and proven ideas

Project Grants

Funding new experiments and proven ideas

Project Grants fund 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 quarterly.

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

  • Software
  • Research
  • Online organizing
  • Offline outreach


Average budget

15,000 USD
Average time to approve
2-3 months
Learn more