What can the Diversity fund do for me?


The Yoast Diversity fund helps you cover the costs of working on a project that benefits WordPress. Everyone can apply for the fund. You’ll find the criteria below!

How to apply for the Diversity fund?


Are you already working on a project that seems like a good fit, or do you have a great project idea in the making? Then we would love to hear about it! Apply for our renewed Diversity fund by answering a few questions per email before the 31st of May. Everyone can submit a proposal, just make sure to provide us with the following information:

Email us the information above on diversity-fund@yoast.com before the 31st of May, 2021. After we’ve closed our call for projects our team will go through the pitches and select the submissions that will receive Diversity fund. This will take a few weeks, but we’ll let you know either way.

Email us now!

Yoast Diversity fund FAQ

We’ve collected a bunch of frequently asked questions. Please review them carefully before you apply.

What type of costs are reimbursed?

Our goal is to reimburse those costs that would keep you from working on a WordPress project. If you, for whatever reason, have costs, such as equipment, child-care or specialized transport, we invite you to share those with us and we’ll look at those on a per-case scenario.

How many times can I apply for the Yoast Diversity fund?

Our goal is to assist in increasing diversity in the WordPress community as much as possible. This means we’ll focus on first-time applications mostly. However, there is no limit to the number of times you can apply.

Is the fund available to all?

Yes. With the exception of Yoast employees, former Yoast employees, and Yoast’s contractors.

When should I apply?

Applicants should apply before the 31st of May, 2021.

If you want to find out why we care about diversity, check out this digital story: Diversity, inequality and prejudice: a sociological exploration.