The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten Internet property.
Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States, ranks the foundation with four stars -- its highest rating.
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant.
The Global Journal, a Geneva publication that covers issues of global governance, ranks the Wikimedia Foundation as the world’s top NGO.