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Five facts about Wikipedia —
and how you can help protect it.

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg In the United Kingdom, the cause of free knowledge is promoted by Wikimedia UK. The organization is actively supporting Wikipedia through links with museums, schools, universities and government. They are currently applying for charity status. At least half of your donation will be spent in partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation.


Fact #1: Wikipedia is run by a non-profit organization.

Fact #2: Even though Wikipedia is one of the top 5 most visited websites in the world, we employ fewer than 35 people.

Fact #3: We support more than 100,000 volunteers who have contributed 14.3 million articles in 270 languages.

Fact #4: We exist so that every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

Fact #5: We depend on support from donors like you to keep Wikipedia running and free. We ask only once a year – now is the time.

Help us protect Wikipedia Forever. Donate now.

About our campaign

Our goal is to raise USD 7.5 million in this year's campaign, out of our budget of USD 10.4 million. Philanthropic foundations and carefully developed business partnerships cover the gap. USD 1.2 million is put into a reserve fund for the future, the rest is spent, primarily on technology and staffing. Please see our FAQ for more information.

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