Grants

  1. Innovation and iteration: Open call for the new Project Grants Program

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    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Project Grants program will launch its first open call on July 1. It will be accepting proposals through August 2 for new ideas to improve Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  2. Individual Engagement Grants program will fund eight community-led projects

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    Selected from a field of 28 applicants, the 8 focus on tools and online community organizing.... Read more

  3. Inspire Campaign promotes quality and visibility of content across Wikimedia projects

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    A month-long event, called the Inspire Campaign, focused on developing ideas to improve the way contributors review and curate project has recently concluded. Over 250 people submitted or contributed to 100 ideas during the campaign. Contributors interested in improving the quality and accessibility of Wikimedia content are encouraged to review submitted ideas, make suggestions, and volunteer to h... Read more

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

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

  5. Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

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  6. Wikimedia’s Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)—how to fairly distribute money around the world

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

  7. Reimagining the Wikimedia Foundation’s grants

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    Participation from over 200 community members in the Reimagining WMF grants consultation led to planned changes to WMF’s grants programs.... Read more

  8. Innovation is welcome: apply for grants to improve Wikimedia

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    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.... Read more

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

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    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.... Read more

  10. 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. 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.

    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.... Read more