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> On 19 Dec 2016, at 17:28, Dariusz Jemielniak <> wrote:
> Dear members of the Wikimedia community,
> On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, I write to
> share the news that we have approved [1] the full slate of the FDC’s Round
> 1 2016-2017 recommendations [2] for the Annual Plan Grants. In this round,
> 11 organizations will be receiving a total of
> roughly US$3,210,000. Grants are made in local currency, so the USD figure
> is approximate.
> We want to thank the Funds Dissemination Committee members and staff for
> the time and effort they have put into this process, as well as all members
> of the community who have participated in this round of analysis and
> deliberations.
> This year introduced the possibility for some organizations to apply for
> multi-year funding [3] (a 2-year program) for the first time. We are glad
> to see that this was taken into consideration by the FDC and are looking
> forward to learn from this pilot how the Wikimedia organizations can better
> support long-term programs.
> Thank you to all the organizations involved in this round, and for the work
> that the volunteers and staff of these organizations have put in to further
> our mission.
> We are glad to witness that our movement’s efforts to foster thoughtful
> planning show in the annual plans of the participating organizations and
> are looking forward to the next round of applications in April 2017.
> Sincerely,
> Dariusz, on behalf of the WMF Board of Trustees
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