Report by the OSMF microgrants committee on the trial run of microgrants

In 2020 the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) board funded 12 OpenStreetMap projects proposed by community members, groups and organisations. All the project proposals (funded or not) are visible on the OSM wiki and some of the 12 selected proposals were presented on the OSM blog. The program was overseen by the microgrants committee, whose composition was determined by the OSMF board. Initially, the program was set to fund 10 projects with a budget of up to 5000 Euros per project and for a maximum of 50.000 Euros. The policy framework can be read here.

Report by the OSMF Microgrants Committee

The trial run of the OSMF microgrants program has now ended. You can

Project reports by grantees

Almost all projects have sent their final reports and you can read them on the OSM wiki. The respective project proposal is linked towards the top of each page.

  1. Proposal: A Free Video Tutorial for Beginners about Mapping Pacific Islands using OSM and QGIS
  2. Report: HIV facilities mapping in the Philippines on OpenStreetMap
  3. Report: Leaflets to promote OSM – see
  4. Report: Map Maintenance with StreetComplete
  5. Report: Mapping Uganda’s New Cities
  6. Report: Mapping Villages and Settlements in Kosovo
  7. Report: Road Completion project
  8. Report: OSM Ireland Buildings
  9. Report: OpenStreetMap Calendar
  10. Report: Tactile maps for blind or visually impaired children
  11. Proposal: Teaching and learning OSM in Albania through LibreTech School 
  12. Report: Water and Sanitation mapping in Nairobi’s informal settlements

More details

You can see the microgrants timeline here and find more details in the Microgrants Committee’s minutes until June 2020 and in the OSMF board minutes.


The final report by the Microgrants Committee was sent recently, so at the time of writing there is no evaluation published by the board or a decision taken on whether there will be a second microgrants round.

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