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Wikimedia Foundation
149 New Montgomery Street
Floor 6
San Francisco, CA 94105
tel: (415) 839-6885
fax: (415) 882-0495
EIN: 20-0049703

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Board Leadership

Patricio Lorente


Lila Tretikov
Executive Director

Give From Your Donor Advised Fund

Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Wikimedia Foundation

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

(out of 100)
Overall 93.57 4 stars
  Financial 91.84 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 11/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 22.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Primary Revenue Growth 24.6%
  Program Expenses Growth 37.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.18
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wikimedia Foundation on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,647,756
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $52,647,756
   Program Service Revenue $64,959
Total Primary Revenue $52,712,715
   Other Revenue $277,776
TOTAL REVENUE $52,990,491
   Program Expenses $30,809,944
   Administrative Expenses $10,261,012
   Fundraising Expenses $3,969,435
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,950,100
Net Assets $53,475,021


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,685 0.44% Sue Gardner Executive Director


The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, the fourth most visited website in the world. In collaboration with a network of chapters, the Foundation provides the essential infrastructure and an organizational framework for the support and development of multilingual wiki projects and other endeavors which serve this mission.

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