Linguist list is the premier mailing list that aims to provide a forum where academic linguists can discuss linguistic issues and exchange linguistic information. It is more than just a mailing list; it also provides fellowships to graduate students who serve in return as editors on the list.
Yesterday there was a message that following an initiative on the Russian Wikipedia, they would pay for a graduate assistant to work half time for one semester to coordinate the improvement of the field of linguistics in the English language Wikipedia.
When their community thinks it important, they have to spend $2000,- extra and this will pay for this initiative.
There is nothing that stops people not yet associated with the Linguist list to contribute to this funding drive as well. :)