|Eligible for funding
||Not eligible for funding
|Projects aimed at improving one or more of Wikimedia's existing websites
||Projects aimed at improving third-party applications
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|Projects that foster conditions to encourage editing by volunteers (e.g. editor recruitment campaigns)
||Projects that replace volunteer action by directly funding someone to create content (e.g. editing articles, uploading photos)
|Direct expenses and compensation for code, research, or materials that are published and released as free and open-source. Licensing should be compatible with current Wikimedia and MediaWiki practices
||Direct expenses or compensation for people's time for code, research, materials that are created on a closed source platform or published in such a way that access is not freely available
|Projects up to 12 months long
||Projects more than 12 months long
|Requests from individuals or a group of people not affiliated with an organization
Requests from organizations with proof of non-profit status
|Requests from groups and organizations that already have a current Annual Plan Grant or Simple Annual Plan Grant
Requests from for-profit companies, organizations, or fiscal sponsors
|Requests from affiliates (including User Groups) that have announced grant requests on their official user group page on Meta and a local language forum that is recognized by each group, to allow adequate space for objections and support to be voiced.
||Requests from affiliates (including User Groups) that have not announced their grant requests to the user group and received feedback and support from the group.
|One project per proposal, up to a year in duration.
||Multiple, independent projects per proposal. If you would like to submit a multi-project proposal, please apply through our Project Grant or Simple Annual Plan Grant programs.
|Requests between USD $500 and up to USD $2000
||Requests of more than USD $2,000
|Applicants who (i) agree to the reporting requirements, and (ii) are willing to sign a grant agreement, and (iii) provide the Wikimedia Foundation with information needed to process their funding.
||Applicants who can't comply with the requirements and contractual terms of the program
|Fiscal sponsor administrative fees of no more than 20% of the requested grant amount. Must be included as an explicit budget line item in the finance section of the grant proposal.
- Information about who can be a fiscal sponsor and what documents will be required by Wikimedia Foundation: 
- If a grant is awarded, language about this fee will be included in the contract. Sample agreement language is available for review here: 
|Administrative fees above 20% of the requested grant amount
Excessive contingency fees
|Applicants in good community standing.
||Applicants who are blocked or banned on any Wikimedia spaces, or who have a demonstrated history of not complying with Friendly Space expectations. If applicants have been in good community standing for three years, but have previous history of censure, proposals will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
|Planned activities for future implementation after the grant start date.
||Reimbursements for ongoing or completed activities. Exceptions may be made based on funding restrictions or if the review process is delayed for reasons beyond the applicants' control.