Grants

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Wikimedia Foundation to explore new ways to search and discover reliable, relevant, free information with $250,000 from Knight Foundation

Funds will support work to help people find the most relevant information on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects.

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Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

Photo by Heather Walls, freely licensed under CC0 1.0. We are excited to announce the successful grantees from round two of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2015 Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program. Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects with potential for online impact…

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Wikimedia’s Funds Dissemination Committee—how to fairly distribute money around the world

This week, the Funds Dissemination Committee recommended the distribution of almost $3.8 million to 11 independent affiliate organisations around the world.

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Reimagining the Wikimedia Foundation’s grants

Participation from over 200 community members in the Reimagining WMF grants consultation led to planned changes to WMF’s grants programs illustrated by the above graphic. Image by Chris Schilling, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 4.0 Last month, the Wikimedia Community Resources team offered an idea for restructuring the WMF’s grant programs….

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Innovation is welcome: apply for grants to improve Wikimedia

If you have an idea like or completely different from this that will improve a Wikimedia project, consider participating in Individual Engagement Grants open call for proposals from August 30th through September 29th on Meta. If your idea is still a seed, you can share it in our IdeaLab to seek staff mentorship, community feedback, and a team of collaborators to help it evolve.

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Funding projects and pizza with Wikimedia Foundation grants: meet Emily Temple-Wood

Veteran editor Emily Temple-Wood focuses on medical articles and improving Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists. She’s found the ideal method of attracting newcomers to events and workshops: Lots of pizza.

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The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Here are some of our key findings and lessons learned from the campaign. Community members proposed 266 ideas throughout the month of March, as shown in this graph. Image by JMorgan_(WMF), freely licensed under ,a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en">CC-BY-SA-4.0.

What we learned from the Inspire campaign to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

The Inspire Campaign sought ideas for initiatives to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. Community members proposed 266 ideas, leading to 16 grant-funded projects. Here’s what we learned from this pilot.

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The Inspire campaign aims to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia. Graphic by Vpseudo, free licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Meet the Inspire grantees working to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce a new group of grantees working to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects. 16 new projects will receive funding to engage women and allies around the world to improve Wikipedia’s coverage and quality — as well as research and experiment with new ways to support gender diversity on Wikimedia projects.

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The new Wikipedia store now features many new items, such as plantable "sprout" pencils and more T-shirt designs. Photo by Mun May Tee-Galloway, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Introducing the new Wikipedia store

The brand new Wikipedia store now features many new items, such as plantable “sprout” pencils, “ Rabbit hole” t-shirt and other amazing offerings. All sales support the Wikipedia community.

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The Inspire campaign aims to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia. Graphic by Vpseudo, free licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Inspire Campaign receives hundreds of new ideas to increase gender diversity on Wikimedia projects

Community members submitted 266 innovative ideas to address gender disparity on the Wikimedia projects. Read about the campaign and its highlights, and learn about the next steps in this process.

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