Donations to the Wikimedia Foundation help sustain free knowledge on Wikipedia and our ecosystem of Wikimedia projects. Your contributions ensure these resources remain accessible and valuable for millions of people around the world. Thank you.
Our operating budget
Transparency is core to our organization. The Wikimedia Foundation develops our annual plan and operating budget through open processes, which are subject to feedback from our volunteer editor communities and Board approval. This is where our annual plans and financial reports are available.
43% Direct support to websites
Keeping the Wikimedia websites online is about more than just servers. It also includes ongoing engineering improvements, product development, design and research, and legal support.
32% Direct support to communities
The Wikimedia projects exist thanks to the communities that create and maintain them. We strengthen these communities through grants, projects, trainings, tools to augment contributor capacity, and support for the legal defense of editors.
13% Administration and governance
We manage funds and resources responsibly to recruit and support skilled, passionate staff who advance our communities and values.
Wikimedia is sustained by donations. Millions of remarkable individuals and institutions ensure that we have the necessary resources to continue our global mission.
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