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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

Jan-Bart de Vreede


Sue Gardner
Executive Director

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Public Benefit : Research and Public Policy Institutions

Wikimedia Foundation

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

  Score (out of 70) Rating
FYE 06/2012
Overall 61.93 4 stars
  Financial 59.32 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 4 stars

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s budget spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Primary Revenue Growth 70.0%
  Program Expenses Growth 81.5%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.20


Income Statement     (FYE 06/2012)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $38,990,502
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $38,990,502
   Program Service Revenue $718,685
Total Primary Revenue $39,709,187
   Other Revenue $-6,742
TOTAL REVENUE $39,702,445
   Program Expenses $19,781,969
   Administrative Expenses $6,014,998
   Fundraising Expenses $3,167,085
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,738,393
Net Assets $34,929,058


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2012)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,678 0.69% 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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