The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF, or simply Wikimedia) is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. 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.
|Founded||June 20, 2003|
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
|Type||501(c)(3), charitable organization|
|Focus||Free, open-content, wiki-based Internet projects|
|Products||Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, MediaWiki.|
|María Sefidari (Chair of the board)|
Katherine Maher (Executive director)
Janeen Uzzell (Chief operating officer)
|Endowment (2020)||US$58 million|
|400+ staff/contractors (as of July 14, 2020)|
As of 2020, the foundation employs over 300 people, with annual revenues in excess of US$109.9 million . María Sefidari is chair of the board. Katherine Maher has been the executive director since March 2016.