Wiki Education Foundation

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The Wiki Education Foundation (Wiki Ed) is a young 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to connecting academic resources to the publishing power of Wikipedia, and expanding access to information for all. In our most established program, university instructors across the USA and Canada assign students to add content to Wikipedia articles related to their coursework. Students gain key skills such as writing, research, critical thinking, and media literacy. Meanwhile, Wikipedia’s content grows. It’s an elegant solution that has connected thousands of students to millions of readers.

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

Current programs and major initiatives[edit]

Classroom Program[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 Teach with Wikipedia on Wiki Ed's external website for more information about getting started, or visit our Dashboard to see up-to-date results.

Visiting Scholars Program[edit]

Wikipedia Visiting Scholars tap into your university’s digital resources (such as special collections, research databases, rare volumes, or paywalled journals) to write high-quality Wikipedia articles. Wikipedia Visiting Scholars is a program developed by The Wikipedia Library and administered in the United States and Canada by the Wiki Education Foundation. See the Visiting Scholars portal on the English Wikipedia for more information.

Year of Science 2016[edit]

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The Wikipedia Year of Science is an large-scale initiative to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public. By connecting higher education classrooms to the publishing power of Wikipedia, the Wiki Education Foundation is helping future scientists learn about science communication, while improving Wikipedia’s science coverage for millions of readers worldwide. See Year of Science for more information.

People involved[edit]



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]

Annual plan, board minutes and bylaws[edit]

Further information can be found in our current Annual Plan. See also the board wiki, which has a public page with minutes of board meetings and the current version of the organization's bylaws.


The original 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).

Many more details about the original 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.