Direct support to websites
Direct support to communities
Administration and governance
43% Direct support to websites
Keeping the Wikimedia websites online is about more than just servers. It also includes ongoing engineering improvements, product development, design and research, and legal support. Wikipedia is one of the top 10 websites in the world, and it runs on a fraction of what other top websites spend.
32% Direct support to communities
The Wikimedia projects exist thanks to volunteer communities around the world that create and maintain them. We strengthen these communities through grants, programs, events, trainings, partnerships, tools to augment contributor capacity, and support for the legal defense of editors.
Wikimedia is supported entirely by donations. Millions of remarkable individuals and institutions contribute financially to ensure that we have the necessary resources to continue our global mission.
13% Administration and governance
We manage funds and resources responsibly to recruit and support skilled, passionate staff who advance our communities and values. Other top websites have thousands of employees. We have about 400 staff and contractors to support a wide variety of projects, making each donation a great investment in a highly-efficient not-for-profit organization.