Previous annual reports

2017-2018: Knowledge in progress View 2016-2017: Knowledge belongs to all of us View 2015-2016: Facts Matter View 2014-2015: Knowledge is joy View 2013-2014: Knowledge is a foundation View 2012-2013: Ten years of sharing and learning View 2011-2012: The voice of the world View 2010-2011: The way the world tells its story View 2009-2010: Imagine a….

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Contact us

Thank you for reading our Annual Report. We welcome all the feedback we receive from our readers, donors and contributors. If you have any questions or comments about this report, please email us at donate@wikimedia.org. Disclaimer: Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we use Zendesk as a donor response platform. By emailing donate@wikimedia.org, you understand that….

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Leadership

“It is time that we move beyond a website and open ourselves to everyone, every culture, every form of knowledge.” Katherine Maher, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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Financials

Our stories say a lot about the foundation for a better internet— so do our numbers source: Charity Navigator Transparency is a core principle of the Wikimedia Foundation, and we apply this to our financial reporting. We are proud to be recognized as one of the most transparent nonprofit organizations in the world. Our annual….

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Wikimedians from around the world meet in Stockholm.

2018⁠-2019 Annual Report

Wikimedia is the foundation of a better internet. We believe that information should be open, independent, and ad-free. Our projects are created and supported by millions of people around the globe who believe that everyone should be able to share in the world’s knowledge—for free. This report is our way of saying: Thank you for….

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An internet without gender bias

The Smithsonian and Wikipedia agree: women belong in the picture. When you look up a person of historical significance on Wikipedia—say, a President of the United States, or a Nobel laureate—you expect to see an image of them on their article page. Anyone who’s notable usually has a portrait of themselves on their encyclopedia entry.….

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AI For Good

We’re making positive changes with ethical AI As artificial intelligence becomes more ubiquitous—in airports to recognize passengers’ faces, in cars to help drive us on crowded streets, and on websites to track what articles and ads we read—more people than ever are worried about AI’s integration into daily life. In 2019, the New York Times….

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Emna Mizouni

Meet Emna Mizouni, the 2019 Wikimedian of the year She took a photo and shared it with the world. That’s how Emna Mizouni began contributing to Wikimedia in 2012—with images of buildings, signs, and food from her native Tunisia. Emna uploaded the photos to Wikimedia Commons, the site for media that is freely usable—and then….

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Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2012 cover

Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2012 cover

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Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2011 cover

Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2011 cover

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Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2010 cover

Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2010 cover

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Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2009 cover

Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report 2009 cover

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Wikimedia fundraiser, Mountain View, CA.

Wikimedia fundraiser, Mountain View, CA.

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Wikimedians from around the world meet in Stockholm.

Wikimedians from around the world meet in Stockholm.

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Sojourner Truth, 1870 (Randall Studio, National Portrait Gallery) NPG.79.220

2019 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2019 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Manuel Molina Martagon (WMF)

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2019 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Manuel Molina Martagon (WMF)

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Theresa Helburn, 1922 (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Larry Aldrich) NPG.73.30

AI for Good Global Summit 2018 15-17 May 2018

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Could algorithmically-generated section recommendations inadvertently increase gender bias in biographies of women? (risk scenario A: Reinforcing existing bias.

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Emna with Wikipedia editors meeting together at the Editors Conference.

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Emna Mizouni at Wikimania 2015

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