Wikimedia Foundation

  • Established 2003
  • Employees 130
  • Sector Media
  • Headquarters San Francisco
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Who We Are at Wikimedia Foundation


Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That’s our commitment.

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix, Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive more than 420 million unique visitors per month, making them the 5th most popular web property worldwide (July 2011). Available in more than 270 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 20 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people.

Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501©(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants. The Wikimedia Foundation was created in 2003 to manage the operation of Wikipedia and its sister projects. It currently employs 97 staff members. Wikimedia is supported by local chapter organizations in 38 countries or regions.

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