Disable all preview features
Sign in or Register  |     0 Donation(s), $0 total

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Christophe Henner


Katherine Maher
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 Score & Rating 89.13 3 stars
  Financial 85.17 3 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Overall Rating Chart

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 21.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 37.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wikimedia Foundation on recent 990s 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

Financial Charts

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.

Charities Performing Similar Types of Work

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 89.13 3 stars
Hope Street Group (CA) 91.73 4 stars
Center for Public Integrity (DC) 90.12 4 stars
Sightline Institute (WA) 91.78 4 stars
The Great Plains Institute (MN) 94.38 4 stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Most Viewed

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 89.13 3 stars
Center for Public Integrity (DC) 90.12 4 stars
The Heritage Foundation (DC) 83.19 3 stars
Food and Water Watch (DC) 88.36 3 stars
United States Justice Foundation (CA) -- DA

Compare These Charities (Most Viewed)

Charity Representative Login

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.


Join Our Mailing List

Join over 230,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.


Help & Support