Dear members of the Wikimedia community,
Organizations that plan to apply for funding in Round 2 of the Annual Plan
Grants / FDC process should submit their Letters of Intent by 1 November.
This is the essential first step in creating a proposal. Proposal forms for
Round 2 will be due by 1 April and Round 2 grants will begin 1 July.
Organizations may submit their Letters of Intent by using the button here:
Only organizations that submit a Letter of Intent by 1 November can be part
of the process to become eligible for 2014-2015 Round 2 (proposal forms due
1 April, grants begin 1 July), so if your organization might want to apply
for funding in that round you should submit a Letter of Intent. This is an
important first step in the Annual Plan Grants process that allows
applicants to work closely with the FDC and with FDC staff before proposals
are submitted. In each Letter of Intent, the organization should state that
it would like to apply for funding in the upcoming round, and offer an
estimate of the amount of funding to be requested. This statement of intent
and the amount are both non-binding, so the organization can choose not to
participate in the Annual Plan Grants process or to change the amount
requested at any time before proposal forms are submitted.
For more information about Round 2 dates, please visit the calendar:
Here are a few important Round 2 dates to keep in mind:
Letters of Intent due: 1 November
Eligibility confirmed: 15 March
Proposal forms due: 1 April
Community review: 1 April - 30 April
FDC recommendation: by 1 June
Board decision: by 1 July
Grants begin: 1 July
Remember also that Community Review of Round 1 proposals is taking place
right now, until 31 October, and that your feedback and questions are an
important input into the FDC’s decisionmaking. Please visit this page for
Please contact FDC staff at any time with questions (
FDCSupport(a)wikimedia.org) about the process or about how to submit a Letter
Best regards from FDC staff!