Wikimedia Foundation

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.

Wikimedia Foundation
AbbreviationWMF
FoundedJune 20, 2003 (2003-06-20)
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
FounderJimmy Wales
Type501(c)(3), charitable organization
20-0049703
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)
Katherine Maher (Executive director)
Janeen Uzzell (Chief operating officer)
Revenue
  • US$104.5 million (2018)
  • 91.2 million (2017)
Expenses
  • US$81.4 million (2018)
  • 69.1 million (2017)
Endowment (2020)US$58 million
Employees
400+ staff/contractors (as of July 14, 2020)
Websitewikimediafoundation.org

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.

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