Wikimedia Foundation

  • wikimedia foundation, inc.
    wikimedia foundation logo - vertical.svg
    abbreviationwmf
    foundedjune 20, 2003; 16 years ago (2003-06-20)
    st. petersburg, florida, u.s.
    founderjimmy wales
    type501(c)(3), charitable organization
    tax id no.
    20-0049703[1]
    focusfree, open-content, wiki-based internet projects
    location
    • san francisco, california, u.s.
      los angeles, california, u.s. (registered agent)[2]
    area served
    worldwide
    productswikipedia, wiktionary, wikimedia commons, wikidata, wikiquote, wikibooks, wikisource, wikispecies, wikinews, wikiversity, wikivoyage, mediawiki
    membership
    board-only
    key people
    maría sefidari (chair of the board)[3]
    katherine maher (executive director)
    janeen uzzell (chief operating officer)
    revenue
    • increase us$ 104.5 million (2018)
    • 91.2 million (2017)[4]
    expenses
    • increase us$81.4 million (2018)
    • 69.1 million (2017)[4]
    endowment (2020)us$ 58 million[5]
    employees
    ~354 staff/contractors (as of december 25, 2019)[6]
    websitewikimediafoundation.org

    the wikimedia foundation, inc. (wmf, or simply wikimedia) is an american non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in san francisco, california.[7] it is mostly known for participating in the wikimedia movement. it owns the internet domain names of many movement projects and hosts sites like wikipedia. the foundation was founded in 2003 by jimmy wales as a way to fund wikipedia and its sibling projects through non-profit means.[8][9]

    as of 2017, the foundation employs over 300 people, with annual revenues in excess of us$109.9 million.[10] maría sefidari is chair of the board.[3] katherine maher has been the executive director since march 2016.

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Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Wikimedia Foundation logo - vertical.svg
AbbreviationWMF
FoundedJune 20, 2003; 16 years ago (2003-06-20)
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
FounderJimmy Wales
Type501(c)(3), charitable organization
20-0049703[1]
FocusFree, open-content, wiki-based Internet projects
Location
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsWikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, MediaWiki
Membership
Board-only
Key people
María Sefidari (Chair of the board)[3]
Katherine Maher (Executive director)
Janeen Uzzell (Chief Operating Officer)
Revenue
Expenses
  • Increase US$81.4 million (2018)
  • 69.1 million (2017)[4]
Endowment (2020)US$ 58 million[5]
Employees
~354 staff/contractors (as of December 25, 2019)[6]
WebsiteWikimediaFoundation.org

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF, or simply Wikimedia) is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California.[7] It is mostly known for participating in the Wikimedia movement. It owns the internet domain names of many movement projects and hosts sites like Wikipedia. The foundation was founded in 2003 by Jimmy Wales as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sibling projects through non-profit means.[8][9]

As of 2017, the foundation employs over 300 people, with annual revenues in excess of US$109.9 million.[10] María Sefidari is chair of the board.[3] Katherine Maher has been the executive director since March 2016.