From the Wikimedia Foundation
Please note: This page is kept for historical reasons and may be wildly out-of-date or inaccurate.
Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing.
And we need your help.
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an international non-profit 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. Wikimedia relies on public donations to meet its goal of providing free knowledge to every person in the world.
Read the latest release of the Wikimedia Foundation's newsletter:The Wikimedia Quarto
The Wikimedia Foundation is the parent organization of some of the largest collaboratively-edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, one of the 200 most visited websites in the world. Other online projects include Wiktionary, a multilingual dictionary; Wikibooks, a collection of free content textbooks; Wikiquote, a repository of famous quotes; Wikinews, a free news source; Wikisource, a repository for primary source material; and Wikimedia Commons, a repository for images and sound data.
How to donate
The primary use of our funds is to purchase the computer equipment needed to support these activities.
The Foundation relies on support from individuals like you. Please consider making a donation today.
The last fundraising drive is summarized here: Fund drives/2005/Q1 (includes complete lists of our donors).
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