User:Wolliff (WMF)

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Winifred Olliff
Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
Winifred Olliff

About me

Since 2006, I have been working with volunteers to increase access to information worldwide. Originally from Santa Monica, California, I graduated from Northwestern University, and then moved to Albania to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I have been with the Wikimedia Foundation since 2010, and have worked on the administrative, logistical, programmatic, and strategic sides of grantmaking and organizational support in the Wikimedia movement. I spend my free time volunteering, of course!

My work

I work on the community resources team to support grants programs that work with groups and organizations in the Wikimedia movement. This means that I work broadly across all of the Wikimedia Foundation's funding streams, with a focus on Annual Plan Grants, to make sure organizations doing Wikimedia work have ways to get support from the Wikimedia Foundation. Besides funding, we connect organizations with resources to improve the way they work together with volunteers to achieve common goals.

You'll find me active in the Grants namespace here on Meta, especially on pages related to Annual Plan Grants and Project and Event Grants. We recently launched a pilot funding option for Simple Annual Plan Grants, which provides an easier way for groups and organizations to ask for funding for all their activities in one application, and I am the main contact at the Wikimedia Foundation for this option.
Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

Here I am with some Wikimedian friends. I'm the one on the far right. You can contact me at or leave a message for me on my userpage on Meta.