Staff and Contractors

Kaitlin Thaney

Recent posts by Kaitlin Thaney View all

Facebook makes $1 million gift to support the future of free knowledge

Communications Endowment

We are pleased to announce that Facebook, one of the world’s leading social networking platforms, has given $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment—a permanent, independent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. “We launched the Endowment in 2016 as an unwavering commitment to the lasting power….

Read more

George Soros, founder of Open Society Foundations, invests in the future of free and open knowledge

Endowment Foundation

We are pleased to announce a $2 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment from George Soros, one of the world’s leading philanthropists. Soros is known for his extensive philanthropy to support ideals underpinning a free and open society, including access to knowledge, education, economic development and policy reform. He is also known for founding the….

Read more
Three spherical conservatories,covered in pentagonal hexecontahedron panels.

Amazon makes $1 million gift to support the future of free knowledge

Advancement Endowment Foundation

Today, we’re excited to announce that Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and creator of such devices as the Kindle and Alexa, has made a $1 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment, a permanent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Ever since its creation, Wikipedia….

Read more