Individual Engagement Grants

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

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

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

  3. 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.... Read more

  4. 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.... Read more

  5. IEG Selects Exciting New Batch of Experimental Projects to Improve Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Commons

    Today we’re announcing round two of Wikimedia’s 2014 Individual Engagement Grantees.
    Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects that will have online impact and advance Wikimedia’s strategic priorities. These projects can take on many forms, from building and improving online tools or social processes, to creating new types of partne... Read more

  6. Building a Better Wikimedia Together: Open Call for Grants Proposals

    How do Wikimedia programs and projects start? In the beginning, there was an idea. If you want to build a better Wikimedia and want to focus on a specific issue, Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) can help you achieve this. The IEG program is staging a new open call for proposals.... Read more

  7. Reimagining Mentorship with the Wikipedia Cooperative

    An editor’s initial experience when contributing to Wikipedia can be daunting: Editing can be difficult, there is a ton to read, it is easy to make mistakes right off the bat and feel pushed away when edits are reverted. My name is Jethro and a small team of editors and I are addressing these obstacles by building a mentorship space called the Wikipedia Cooperative, or simply the Co-op. ... Read more

  8. Doctors and Translators Are Working Together to Bridge Wikipedia’s Medical Language Gap

    Internet users from around the world often turn to Wikipedia to answer questions of all kinds. The information offered there includes medical subjects, especially important in parts of the world where access to medical professionals may be limited.
    However, much of this information has not yet been vetted by the community as “good article” or “featured article,” and is avai... Read more

  9. Expanding local history with The Wikipedia Library

    If you are an editor on the English Wikipedia, you might have noticed the recent uptick in announcements for accounts offered by The Wikipedia Library! The Wikipedia Library gives active, experienced Wikipedia editors free access to a wide range of paywalled databases – reliable sources that are vital for their work (see also: “The Wikipedia Library Strives for Open Access“). We ... Read more

  10. Creating Safe Spaces