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We help everyone share in the sum of all knowledge

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We are the people who keep knowledge free. There is an amazing community of people around the world that makes great projects like Wikipedia. We help them do that work. We take care of the technical infrastructure, the legal challenges, and the growing pains.

Host free knowledge projects

The Wikimedia Foundation was established as a nonprofit in 2003 to give Wikipedia a permanent home. We now host 13 collaborative knowledge projects from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, to Wikidata, a set of structured data, and beyond. We maintain the servers, build the software, and design the technology that keep these projects running.

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Deliver grants for good

We partner with Wikimedia communities around the world to provide them with the support they need to do great work. Last year we awarded over 9 million USD in grants to Wikimedia community members, affiliates and nonprofit organizations. We fund editathons, outreach efforts, events, and conferences. We help them get the word out for free knowledge.

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The latest news from Wikimedia Foundation

Wikipedia readers in Latin America invited to support 20 years of free knowledge through new fundraising campaign

The Wikimedia Foundation today started a fundraising campaign on Wikipedia in several Latin American countries, starting in Brazil and continuing in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Until the end of May, banners will be appearing on Wikipedia in these countries, asking readers to consider contributing with a donation. You may see these messages….

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Leitores da Wikipédia na América Latina são convidados à apoiar os 20 anos de conhecimento livre por meio da nova campanha de captação de recursos

A Fundação Wikimedia iniciou hoje uma campanha de captação de recursos na Wikipédia em vários países latino-americanos, começando no Brasil e continuando na Argentina, Colômbia, Chile, México, Peru e Uruguai. Até o final de maio, os banners serão exibidos na Wikipédia para esses países, solicitando aos leitores que considerem contribuir com uma doação. Você poderá….

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