The rapid grants program is experiencing a large volume of applications. This has affected our ability to respond to proposals in the same month as they have been submitted. Thank you for your patience as we work through the backlog of requests.
Rapid Grants provide quick support for projects throughout the year. USD $500 up to USD $2000 will be considered.
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 with a budget of USD 500 up to US$2,000. Projects can include experiments or standard needs that don't need broad review to get started.
Applications are accepted between the 1st and 15th of each month and decisions are made by the end of that month. 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 the same month of your proposal.
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 between USD $500 and up to USD $2,000 will be considered.