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District of Columbia
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To carry out our mission, we conduct a variety of educational and outreach programs in the DC region and across the United States.

Academic and educational outreach

Wikimedia DC works with universities and other educational institutions to build awareness of our mission and promote academic contributions to free knowledge projects. Learn more about academic outreach »

Cultural outreach

Wikimedia DC collaborates with cultural institutions, including galleries, libraries, archives, and museums, to promote free knowledge and support digitization and open access projects. Learn more about cultural outreach »

Government outreach and engagement

Wikimedia DC works with federal, state, and local government agencies to encourage adoption of free knowledge and free data practices. Learn more about government outreach »

International and diplomatic outreach

The Wikimedia movement spans across national borders, and Wikimedia DC works with embassies and international organizations in Washington to promote our mission around the world. Learn more about international outreach »

Public outreach and education

Wikimedia DC holds a variety of public events, including training sessions and editing workshops, to increase awareness of our mission and build interest in contributing to free knowledge projects. Learn more about public outreach »


Our success is made possible by the dedication of our staff, the support of our members, and the help provided by dozens of volunteers.

Board of Directors

The Board manages the business affairs of Wikimedia DC and provides strategic leadership for our educational programs and partnerships. Learn more about the Board »


Wikimedia DC has several staff members, who are responsible for managing many of our day-to-day activities. Learn more about our staff »


Our members play a crucial role in supporting our educational and outreach programs. Learn more about our members »


Our activities are made possible by the assistance of volunteers from around the region and beyond. Learn more about our volunteers »

Get involved

Whether you're a free culture movement veteran, a newcomer interested in participating for the first time, or simply curious about our mission and programs, it's easy to get involved in our mission.

Become a member

Joining Wikimedia DC is one of the easiest ways to support our mission. Membership is open to everyone. Learn more about membership options »

Follow us online

The best way to stay informed about our programs and events is to subscribe to our mailing list, read our blog, or follow us via social media. See how you can connect with us »

Attend a local event

Wikimedia DC hosts a variety of educational and outreach events, from small workshops to large conferences. See a calendar of upcoming events »

Apply for a grant

Wikimedia DC provides small grants to individuals, community groups, and nonprofit organizations to fund activities that align with our mission. Learn more about our grants program »

Volunteer your time

Your help can make a difference in our campaign to support free knowledge. Learn more about volunteering »


Your contribution will help provide critical funding for our educational and outreach programs. Learn more about donation options »


As a part of the global Wikimedia movement, we are committed to being one of the most transparent nonprofit organizations in the world.


We publish all of our key policies and procedures. See a full list of policies »


Meetings of the Board are open to the public, and all meeting minutes are published. See a schedule of meetings »

Plans and reports

We publish our annual and quarterly plans and reports, as well as our audited financial statements. See a full list of plans and reports »