Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit charity (tax ID number 20-0049703) established in the United States under the US IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations from persons or entities located in the United States may benefit from tax deductible status.
Because of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 501(c)3 status in the United States, Canada’s tax code will generally permit deductibility of donations to the Wikimedia Foundation from the donor’s US taxable income only. A useful reference may be Article XXI, Paragraph 6 of the US-Canada tax treaty. Please contact a tax professional for the details of deducting such a donation.
Donations to the Wikimedia Foundation are not tax deductible in France.
Dutch tax authorities have confirmed that, under Dutch law, the Wikimedia Foundation qualifies as a “public welfare institution” (in Dutch, “algemeen nut beogende instelling” or “ANBI”). This classification means that, if you are a Dutch resident, any donations made to the Wikimedia Foundation are deductible from your income tax subject to the normal tax rules on the donations deduction under Dutch tax legislation.
Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit charity established in the United States under the U.S. IRS Code Section 501(c)(3), and, donations from persons or entities located in the United States may benefit from tax deductible status. Donations from persons or entities located outside the United States may not be eligible for tax deductions in the United States and elsewhere; in such cases, donors should seek local tax advice. Importantly, Wikimedia does not seek donations from persons or entities located in any jurisdiction that prohibits or restricts fundraising activities by international charities such as Wikimedia or applies gift taxes on donations made to such international charities.
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Summary of Wikimedia Foundation information
Name of organization
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Mailing address & visitor address
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
1 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94104 USA
Telephone: +1 415-839-6885
- For questions regarding Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects, email email@example.com. These emails are reviewed and answered by volunteers from our user community.
- For questions regarding donations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the Wikimedia Endowment, email email@example.com. For questions regarding business development, email firstname.lastname@example.org. These emails are monitored by Wikimedia Foundation staff.
- Press and media contacts: Visit our press room.
Other questions about the Wikimedia Foundation: email@example.com
Goals of organization
Main activities & themes from the Wikimedia Foundation’s current management plan:
Human resource policies