Wikimedia Foundation

Wikimedia Foundation

Software Development

San Francisco, CA 71,201 followers

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

About us

About the Wikimedia Foundation The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge freely. We host Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive donations from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

Website
https://wikimediafoundation.org
Industry
Software Development
Company size
501-1,000 employees
Headquarters
San Francisco, CA
Type
Nonprofit
Founded
2003
Specialties
Non-Profit, Free knowledge, Open Source Culture, Internet, Technology, Mobile, Open Source, Education, Free Knowledge , and Wikipedia

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    Take your favorite local museum to where the visitors are by sharing it on Wikimedia projects  🖼️📖 The theme for this year’s International Museum Day is “Museums for Education and Research”. Wikimedia projects help support that goal by ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for everyone, everywhere. When you share your local museum on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia and its sister projects, you help #OpenTheKnowledge. Since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has celebrated International Museum Day on 18 May. And since 2020, Wikimedia Switzerland (Wikimedia CH) has organized an associated Wikimedia campaign with European affiliates, mostly from German-speaking countries. This year, Wikimedia Switzerland and the Wikimedia Foundation are encouraging a more global celebration of museums. Wikimedia collaborators are invited to respond to three challenges to increase museum coverage on our free knowledge projects: translation, media, and data. Join us ➡️ https://w.wiki/A2aZ

    • This International Museum Day, share your local museum with the world on Wikipedia.
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    You are probably familiar with Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. But did you know that it is the product of a larger ecosystem called the Wikimedia movement? The Wikimedia movement, or free knowledge movement, is the global community of contributors to the 14 Wikimedia free knowledge projects, including Wikipedia. This community shares the same fundamental belief: Knowledge should be free and accessible to all. Underlying these platforms, there is a technology infrastructure that enables anyone in the world to help advance human knowledge. Our dedicated editors, administrators, and contributors are the backbone of our movement. It is through their passion and strength that the movement continues to grow. We invite you to look at the Wikimedia projects and consider where you might be able to join the community. Explore the possibilities ➡️ https://w.wiki/3yr6

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    • A joyful group of people taking a selfie, with one man in the foreground holding the camera and the rest of the group smiling and posing in the background.
    • Six individuals wearing white shirts, some with green Wikimedia branding, are seated around a wooden table outdoors. They are engaged in a discussion over documents, indicating a meeting or planning session.
    • A group of ten people smiling and posing for a photo in front of a large scenic photograph featuring a waterfall and trees.
    • Six individuals standing in front of a Wikimedia Thailand banner, smiling for a group photo in a bright, modern indoor space with yellow accents and lofted areas.
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    How can we achieve an open, free, and secure digital future for everyone? This is what the Global Digital Compact aims to address. Through a consultation process involving several stakeholders, the Global Digital Compact will be the most comprehensive attempt ever at creating a vision for a shared approach to governing digital technologies. The Wikimedia Foundation, along with 12 Wikimedia affiliates, published an open letter calling on UN Member States to include commitments in the Global Digital Compact that can allow online public interest projects, such as Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, to thrive. By protecting these projects and the communities that create them, the international community can ensure that the digital environment advances sustainable development and human rights. Since the letter was published on 23 April, more than 216 individuals from over 50 countries and 11 new organizations committed to online public interest projects have signed it. Join us! https://lnkd.in/dU7QSGbZ

    • “Through the Global Digital Compact, we have the opportunity to safeguard the best of the internet – open, community-led online spaces that are built in the public interest.” Quote by Rebecca MacKinnon, Vice-President of Global Advocacy at the Wikimedia Foundation.
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    Do you know who oversees the Wikimedia Foundation and its work? Meet the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, a group of 12 Wikimedia community members and external experts that guides the work of the Wikimedia Foundation. They volunteer their time to help us ensure we are meeting the needs of contributors, readers, donors, and free knowledge partners around the world. ▶️

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    Wiki Loves Earth 2024 is here! The annual international photo competition encourages photographers to take pictures of local natural heritage in their country and share them with the world on Wikimedia Commons. This year's contest will take place between 1 May and 31 July. It also features a special “Human Rights and Environment” category, an opportunity to raise awareness of environmental issues near you. It’s a great big world out there, and the Wikimedia community wants to see yours. So don’t forget to submit your photos by 31 July. Take a look at these photos to get inspired by past winners. Learn how to participate ➡️ https://w.wiki/9iNR 📷 1️⃣ Neide José Paixão. 2️⃣ Jsinglador. 3️⃣ Ezra Sheyner. 4️⃣ Spica-Vega Photo Arts. 5️⃣ Engin Tavlı. 6️⃣ ChrisBrayPhotography. 7️⃣ Adyagustian. 8️⃣ Senthiaathavan. 9️⃣ Filippo Fratini. 🔟 Thomas Fuhrmann. All photos CC BY-SA 4.0.

    • A view of the ocean through a cave opening, with layered rock walls framing the scene.
    • A person stands on one foot on a bamboo raft navigating through a river, with tall limestone cliffs on either side.
    • A close-up of a gecko, showing detailed textures on its skin, resting on sandy substrate.
    • A starry night sky with the Milky Way over Lake Meke, a crater lake with its distinctive hill in the center.
    • A red and white spotted Amanita muscaria mushroom standing among green forest foliage.
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    Do you care about free, reliable, and open knowledge? Then we need your help ⬇️ Today, we joined forces with 12 Wikimedia affiliates and published an open letter calling on United Nations Member States to include commitments in the forthcoming Global Digital Compact that can allow online public interest projects, such as Wikipedia, to thrive. The Global Digital Compact will be a shared approach to governing digital technologies and will structure the future of digital regulation and cooperation for many countries around the world. Set to be agreed in September, the Global Digital Compact is being developed through a consultation process involving governments, the UN, the private sector, civil society, grassroots organizations, academia, and individuals. By protecting public interest projects and the communities that create them, the international community can ensure that the digital environment advances sustainable development and human rights. If you are committed to preserving free, reliable, and open knowledge, join us and sign the letter: https://lnkd.in/dDku3fuB #ForFreeKnowledge 📷 Tiny Big Picture for the Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 4.0

    • Help us protect Wikipedia in the Global Digital Compact.
  • View organization page for Wikimedia Foundation, graphic

    71,201 followers

    Do you care about free, reliable, and open knowledge? Then we need your help ⬇️ Today, we joined forces with 12 Wikimedia affiliates and published an open letter calling on United Nations Member States to include commitments in the forthcoming Global Digital Compact that can allow online public interest projects, such as Wikipedia, to thrive. The Global Digital Compact will be a shared approach to governing digital technologies and will structure the future of digital regulation and cooperation for many countries around the world. Set to be agreed in September, the Global Digital Compact is being developed through a consultation process involving governments, the UN, the private sector, civil society, grassroots organizations, academia, and individuals. By protecting public interest projects and the communities that create them, the international community can ensure that the digital environment advances sustainable development and human rights. If you are committed to preserving free, reliable, and open knowledge, join us and sign the letter: https://lnkd.in/dDku3fuB #ForFreeKnowledge 📷 Tiny Big Picture for the Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 4.0

    • Help us protect Wikipedia in the Global Digital Compact.

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Wikimedia Foundation 17 total rounds

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US$ 2.1M

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