IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19 pandemic and cancellation of Wikimedia Foundation grant-funded events
- All offline (in-person) public events funded by Rapid Grants, Project Grants, or Annual Plan Grants must be cancelled or postponed until further notice.
- Instructions related to events funded through Conference & Event Grants are detailed in this e-mail sent on 24 March 2020.
- Cancellation fees, other penalties, and expenses already incurred can be covered through grant funds
- We will not be approving grants for offline events happening before September 15, 2020 until further notice
- Please contact your program officers for further guidance
For more information, please see a copy of the email sent from Katherine Maher to all active Project, Rapid, and Annual Plan grantees on March 12, 2020.
(effective March 13, 2020)
The Project Grants program funds Wikimedia community members — individuals, groups, or organizations contributing to Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia or Commons — to organize projects that benefit the Wikimedia movement. Grants are awarded bianually and have a minimum budget of USD 2,000. For grants under USD 2,000, please see the Rapid Grants program.
Grants are generally awarded in four broad categories, but we welcome all ideas!
- Online organizing
- Offline outreach
Proposals should support the achievement of Wikimedia’s mission.
We recently surveyed the first two rounds of Project Grant applicants. You can see the report and next steps for program improvements here.
Round 1 2020 schedule
Open call: January 21 - February 20, 2020
Proposal deadline: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Staff eligibility review: February 21 - March 2, 2020
Community review: March 3 - March 16, 2020
Committee review: March 17 - April 8, 2020
Grantees announced: Friday, May 15, 2020
Grants disbursed: June 2020
Questions? Please email us at projectgrantswikimedia.org.