What would happen?
The Wikimedia Foundation/a chapter/some entity gives 10/50/100 Wikipedians (caretakers") a grant of 100/500/1000 Dollars/Euros a year to be spend on Wikipedia-improvement.
* no paid editing
* no money spend for the project of a caretaker himelf. however she may use money by other caretakers.
* the caretaker is resposible for the money and must bring proof to WMF/Chapter etc. what he has done with it. But this information also has to be public (partly - no adresses, no real names etc.) so that other Wikipedians can see it.
Could be the most effective way ever gone for money going into direct Wikipedia-improvement. Or it could open up hells of jealousy, greed and bookkepping.
Anybody willing to try?