Grants:Regions/LATAM and The Caribbean

Latin America & Caribbean

This region includes the following countries and territories:

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Caribbean Netherlands; Bouvet Island; Brazil; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Falkland Islands; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint-Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Saint Barthélemy; Sint Maarten; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; Uruguay; Venezuela; United States Virgin Islands

Program Officer edit

Senior Program Officer for Latin America & Caribbean
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Timezone: UTC-6/-5
Language(s) spoken: Spanish, English, French

Regional calendar edit

Please reach out to your Program Officer if you are interested in applying before making any application or if you need flexibility on dates.

General Support Fund - Round 2 (2023-24)

February 16 - March 8, 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

March 8, 2024

Submission deadline

March 8 - April 12, 2024

Review and translation

April 12 - May 3, 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

May 17, 2024

Decision announced

May 31 - June 14, 2024

Agreement and first payment

January 15, 2025

Midpoint conversation

July 31, 2025

Final or first year report due

General Support Fund - Round 1 (2023-24)
General Support (Wikimedia Community Fund)

  • Applicant proposal support starts: August 25, 2023
  • Submission deadline: September 29, 2023
  • Eligibility check: August 25 - September 29, 2023
  • Application translation: October 2 - October 6, 2023
  • Review process starts: October 9, 2023
  • Feedback received: October 27, 2023
  • Engaging with feedback: October 27 - November 10, 2023
  • Decisions announced: December 1, 2023
  • Agreement signed: December 15, 2023
  • First payment sent: December 15, 2023 - January 19, 2024
  • Midterm conversation due: July 15, 2024
  • Final report due: January 31, 2025
  • Yearly report due for multi-year funds: January 31, 2025

Contact us edit

Rapid Fund edit

If you want to apply or if have any questions about the Rapid Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: lac_rapid

General Support Fund edit

If you have any questions about the General Support Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: lac_fund

Set up a time to meet with the Program Officer edit

The regional program officer is available several times during the week to meet with you to answer questions, receive feedback, and provide any general support or guidance around our funding programs in the region. The meetings can be held in Spanish, French, Portuguese, or English. Please review the program officer's calendar on Google Calendar below and reserve a time that is most convenient for you:

Go to appointment page to reserve a time for Office Hours

To support preparation needs, please provide a brief explanation about the purpose of the meeting and your preferred language when reserving a time. This information can alternatively be provided via e-mail (mcaso(_AT_) If none of the available times works for you, please contact the program officer via e-mail to suggest a few alternatives of dates and times that will work well for you.

Regional Committee edit

The primary role of the committee is to contribute as thought partners in strategic thinking to understand the complexities of the Latin America and Caribbean region and to make funding decisions for applications in the region, providing expertise and experience to applicants to support the effective functioning of the movement's activities.

Contact the LAC committee:

  • Hedestad, August 2021- Sou historiador, atualmente fazendo mestrado, e Wikimedista desde 2018. Sou membro do Wiki Movimento Brasil e vivo em Porto Alegre, no Brasil.
  • Lilian Viana, August 2021- Eu me chamo Lilian. Atuo como bibliotecária em universidade no Brasil e integro a iniciativa. GLAM Bibliotecas da USP. Sou doutora em Ciência da informação. Comecei a explorar o universo Wikimedia em 2019, sobretudo Wikidata e Wikipédia em português. Sou de São Paulo, Brasil.
  • Salvador alc, August 2021- Abogado. Co-fundador de Wikimedia México. Wikimedista desde 2006. Actualmente estudio una Maestría en Tecnologías de la Información. Vivo en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
  • Ivonne Dos Santos, January 2023- Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Maricarmen Sequera, January 2023- Paraguay.
  • Paulakindsvater, January 2023- Paraná, Argentina.
  • Superzerocool, January 2023- Santiago, Chile.
  • PilarSaenz, September 2023- Colombia.
  • Vanett Graneros, September 2023- Bolivia. Soy bibliotecaria-archivista de profesión, wikimedista desde el año 2019, voluntaria en el grupo de usuarios de Wikimedistas de Bolivia. Vivo en la ciudad de La Paz.
  • Onica aguilar, September 2023- Oaxaca, México.

Inactive and Past Committee Members

Resources edit


Meet the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Funding Committee

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Funding Committee is a group of volunteers from the Latin America and Caribbean region who, as of July 2021, bring their voices, perspectives, and opinions to help size up the region’s complexities to guide funding decision-making in LAC.

LAC Regional Funds committee and proposal review process

Slides for the proposal review process in the LAC funding region. It covers the LAC Committee, application round, review criteria, Committee COI guidelines, and contacts. Recording of the presentation in Spanish.
Slides available in: español, português, and français

Browse Applications edit

Wikimedia Community Fund edit

General Support Fund edit

Rapid Fund edit