Today,, the Wikimedia Foundation announced the first round of grantees for the Knowledge Equity Fund, a pilot initiative to provide grants to organizations outside of the Wikimedia movement that work at the intersection of free knowledge and racial equity.
Each grantee was required to align to one or more of five areas of focus that were identified as areas that would be most beneficial to our mission of free knowledge. Building on our movement’s prior commitments to racial justice and knowledge equity, the Equity Fund is the first public effort from the Foundation specifically focused on racial equity. Through this $4.5 million fund, the Foundation will build a robust ecosystem of institutional partners working at the intersection of free knowledge and racial justice.
The First Five Grantees
- Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
- Borealis Racial Equity in Journalism Fund
- Howard University and the Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice
- Media Foundation for West Africa
- The SeRCH Foundation