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 $500 USD up to $2,000 USD. Projects can include experiments or standard needs that don't need broad review to get started.
Proposals should support the achievement of Wikimedia’s mission. All requests between USD $500 and up to USD $2,000 will be considered.
Many Wikimedia affiliates offer grants to their local communities. Check out some of their programs here.
We surveyed the first year of Rapid Grant applicants back in 2017. You can see the report and next steps for program improvements here. We're currently working on evaluating the program and results of that evaluation will be available on September 30, 2019.