United States

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.

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Canada

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.

France

Donations to the Wikimedia Foundation are not tax deductible in France.

Netherlands

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.

Other countries

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.

The Wikimedia Foundation supports local independent chapters across the world. To learn more about our chapters and their work, we invite you to visit this page.

Summary of Wikimedia Foundation information

Name of organization

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Mailing address & visitor address

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
1 Montgomery Street
Suite 1600
San Francisco, California 94104 USA

Telephone: +1 415-839-6885

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Goals of organization

 

Main activities & themes from the Wikimedia Foundation’s current management plan:

 

Board composition

 

Human resource policies

 

Annual Report

 

Financial statements

RSIN: 8238.59.721

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