Seal of Transparency
Charity Navigator rating
We received four stars from Charity Navigator—their highest rating
Sources: Candid and Charity Navigator
At the Wikimedia Foundation, transparency is decidedly one of our guiding principles. Our annual plan and operating budget are developed through open processes, subject to community feedback and Board approval, and always available for review by the public. For years, we have been awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar (now Candid)—something of which we are proud.
Direct support to websites
Direct support to communities
Administration and governance
42% Direct support to websites
Wikipedia and its companion sites benefit from ongoing technology upgrades, design improvements, legal support, and data analytics. We administer our suite of free knowledge sites efficiently—at a fraction of what many of our for-profit peers spend.
31% Direct support to communities
Wikimedia projects have global reach. This is enabled by the diverse contributions of volunteers from local communities around the world. We provide grants and other resources to support local contributors, community outreach events, and advocacy for growing free knowledge.
14% Administration and governance
Our core values include transparency and accountability. We manage funds and resources responsibly, and recruit and support skilled, passionate people to advance our mission.
Donor support remains the lifeblood of Wikipedia and our other free knowledge projects. Our team works year-round to ensure professionalism in the cultivation and stewardship of all gifts, every one of which helps provide resources critical to our work.