Winifred Olliff

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Winifred Olliff
Winifred Olliff
Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

Since 2006, I have been working with volunteers to increase access to information worldwide. Originally from Santa Monica, California, I graduated from Northwestern University, and then moved to Albania to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I have been with the Wikimedia Foundation since 2010, and have worked on the administrative, logistical, programmatic, and strategic sides of grantmaking and organizational support in the Wikimedia movement. I spend my free time volunteering, of course!

My work

I work to support groups and organizations doing Wikimedia work around the world, including Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups. This means that I work broadly across all of the WMF's funding streams, with a focus on Annual Plan Grants, to make sure organizations doing Wikimedia work have ways to get support from the WMF. Besides funding, we connect organizations with resources to improve the way they work together with volunteers to achieve common goals.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

Here I am with some Wikimedian friends. I'm the one on the far right. You can contact me at or leave a message for me on my userpage on Meta.