Wiki Education Foundation

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The Wiki Education Foundation (Wiki Ed) supports innovative uses of Wikipedia and related projects in communities of teaching, learning, and inquiry in the United States and Canada. Wiki Ed aims to improve the breadth, scope, and quality of Wikimedia content; enhance student information fluency; and increase the number and diversity of contributors to the free knowledge movement by engaging educators, researchers, and students.

A spin-off of the Wikimedia Foundation, the Wiki Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, USA.

Current programs[edit]

Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada[edit]

The Wiki Education Foundation provides support for university instructors in the United States and Canada who are interested in assigning students to contribute content to Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects as part of their coursework. See w:Wikipedia:Education_program on the English Wikipedia for more information.

People involved[edit]


See also full list of board slots open.



See the on-wiki list of Course Pages for information on instructors, or browse these lists of Wikipedia Ambassadors who help students on campus and online.

More information[edit]

Follow the Wiki Education Foundation on Twitter and Facebook or visit our website at You can reach us by email at

Monthly reports[edit]




Press releases[edit]


The bylaws agreed by the interim board of the Wiki Education Foundation in consultation with its pro bono legal counsel are available on Wikimedia Commons (PDF).

Further information[edit]

Many more details about the structure and proposed working of the Wiki Education Foundation can be found in the original proposal for the organization. Much has changed since that proposal, however, and the information there may be out of date or incomplete. More current information can be found in the grant proposal to the Stanton Foundation from March 2014. See also the foundation's (approved) request for funds from the WMF and its private wiki, which has a public page with minutes of board meetings.