Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Wikimedia Foundation

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

four stars

98.14

1 Montgomery Street Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 839-6885   Web Site
EIN: 20-0049703

Board Leadership
María Sefidari
Chair

CEO
Katherine Maher
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.14 four stars
  Financial 97.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

four stars

97.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.90
  Program Expenses Growth 16.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wikimedia Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wikimedia Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $98,974,933
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $61,820
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $99,036,753
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $99,036,753
   Other Revenue $2,538,802
TOTAL REVENUE $101,575,555
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $58,403,268
   Administrative Expenses $10,542,989
   Fundraising Expenses $9,784,962
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $78,731,219
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,844,336
   
Net Assets $134,949,570

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$358,871 0.45% Katherine Maher Executive Director

Mission

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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Wikimedia Foundation (CA) 98.14 four stars
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Moving Picture Institute (NY) 93.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wikimedia Foundation
1 Montgomery Street
Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 839-6885
EIN: 20-0049703

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Board Leadership

María Sefidari
Chair

CEO

Katherine Maher
Executive Director