Lisa + all -- Excellent to see this take shape.  It pairs well with a vintage CSB...

Thank you for putting out a call for potential projects to support.  I'll think more on it before filling out the form; some categories that come to mind that can't happen on-wiki projects today:
 * Reliable secondary sources that write prolifically about under-documented people and projects  
 * Reliable interlocutors that record and index oral and other histories, and under-documented languages (cf Rosetta and PanLex) 
* Making representative subsets of essential collections available digitally (ex.) + under a free license. (ex.)


PS - some thoughts on your comments, Geni:

Geni writes:
3 [internet access] isn't really viable at our kind of funding levels and has significant enviromental concerns.

Efforts to get libraries online, in regions whose lit + historical + public records are underrepresented on the searchable web, is quite impactful as part of digitization + mirroring efforts.  Many regional groups work in collab w existing infrastructure-efforts providing the bandwidth [such as Giga]

> 4 [digital literacy]  Again not really viable at our funding levels 

Not my experience; especially as knowledge propagates like a taper flame.

> (also english language lessions would have more impact). 

I imagine this is not meant to be limited to the english-speaking world and projects.

> 5 [non-traditional records of knowledge] runs into the issue that the community has not historicaly proven accepting of attempts to lower RS and notability standards for non western areas.

This comment seems a bit off-topic.  These grants as described are not constrained by what is accepted by current wiki projects; archiving and indexing non-traditional records allows them to be cited and allows the archives to become recognized as reliable sources; only a few project-language-editions to my knowledge have been prickly about engaging with oral histories, and such records exist in every culture and part of the world.  


On Wed., Jun. 9, 2021, 1:15 p.m. Lisa Gruwell, <> wrote:

This is a $4.5 million USD fund to address racial inequities that impact the work of free knowledge. It was created to provide focused grants to organizations that are advancing knowledge equity, one of two key pillars of our 2030 strategic direction of becoming the essential infrastructure of free knowledge. Specifically, the fund is meant to support organizations working to address the racial injustices and barriers that prevent participation in free knowledge.