The Wikimedia Foundation provides strategic grants to support people and organizations around the world. Our aim is to increase the quantity, quality, diversity, and reach of free knowledge. This past fiscal year, we awarded 392 grants totalling $7,089,729 to communities in 80 countries worldwide.
More than half of our grants in 2017 went to support volunteer communities in countries dramatically increasing their use of Wikipedia. This includes Armenia, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Venezuela. We also awarded more than $700,000 in grants to support projects that focus on increasing the visibility and participation of women on Wikipedia.
To support free knowledge in
Creating or improving
642,811 new Wikipedia articles
455,305 freely licensed images
1,357 volunteer community leaders