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Transparency is core to the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission. Learn about how donations were spent last year to keep websites like Wikipedia thriving.


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We are grateful to the generous benefactors who have made significant donations. Large gifts ensure that Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects have support for years to come.


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As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, the Wikimedia Foundation may receive tax-deductible donations in the United States. Learn more about tax deductibility in other countries.

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