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Wikipedia readers in Latin America invited to support 20 years of free knowledge through new fundraising campaign
ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION
The Wikimedia Foundation today started a fundraising campaign on Wikipedia in several Latin American countries, starting in Brazil and continuing in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Until the end of May, banners will be appearing on Wikipedia in these countries, asking readers to consider contributing with a donation. You may see these messages….
19 April 2021
By Pats Pena
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The world relies on Wikipedia. Wikipedia relies on you.
ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION
During difficult times, we discover a lot about ourselves. We also find out who our friends are. In 2020, millions of people found a good friend in Wikipedia. Some folks, like me, were stuck at home making sense of a changed world. Others were out there keeping the world running. But all of us could….
30 November 2020
By Pats Pena
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Amazon donates $1 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment to sustain free knowledge
ADVANCEMENT ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION
For the third year in a row, Amazon has renewed its commitment to the Wikimedia Endowment, a permanent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term future of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. With this gift, Amazon reinforces the importance of ensuring people everywhere can create and share free knowledge.   With millions of students….
25 September 2020
By Wikimedia Foundation
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Wikimedia Foundation kicks-off fundraising campaign in India
ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION
Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation began a fundraising campaign on Wikipedia in India, inviting anyone who relies on Wikipedia to support its future. Banners are appearing on the English Wikipedia in India, asking readers to consider contributing with a donation. The banners have generated a lot of conversation online. We wanted to address some of the….
5 August 2020
By Pats Pena
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Amazon to help advance free knowledge for all with new $1 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment
ADVANCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS ENDOWMENTFOUNDATION
We are pleased to announce a new $1 million gift to the Wikimedia Endowment from Amazon to support greater access to information for everyone. This is Amazon’s second gift to the Wikimedia Endowment, a permanent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. When Wikipedia was created….
14 October 2019
By Kaitlin Thaney
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Wikimedia Foundation announces $2.5 million in support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies for security of Wikipedia and organization’s other free knowledge projects
ADVANCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION
The Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce $2.5 million in support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies that will help to ensure the security of Wikipedia, as well as the organization’s other sites and global community of volunteers. At a time of increased cybersecurity threats, this philanthropic investment from the organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark will….
10 September 2019
By Wikimedia Foundation
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Peter Baldwin, Lisbet Rausing give an additional $3.5 million to the Wikimedia Endowment
ENDOWMENT
Three years ago, we created the Wikimedia Endowment as a permanent, independent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. In other words, it will help sustain Wikipedia for decades to come. But the Endowment is not a simple undertaking. It relies on the generosity of donors….
24 April 2019
By Marc Brent
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Google and Wikimedia Foundation partner to increase knowledge equity online
COMMUNICATIONS ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION
From our beginning, Wikipedia has aspired to create a world where knowledge is free, accessible and useful to everyone, in every language, in every country, and across any device. Although the volunteers who make Wikipedia possible have made great strides towards achieving this vision, we’re still a long way from getting there. They say Rome….
22 January 2019
By Lisa Seitz-Gruwell
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Facebook makes $1 million gift to support the future of free knowledge
COMMUNICATIONS ENDOWMENT
We are pleased to announce that Facebook, one of the world’s leading social networking platforms, has given $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment—a permanent, independent fund dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. “We launched the Endowment in 2016 as an unwavering commitment to the lasting power….
20 December 2018
By Kaitlin Thaney
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We’re building a future of free knowledge. Donate and join us today.
ADVANCEMENT
Today, Giving Tuesday, the Wikimedia Foundation begins its annual banner campaign on the English Wikipedia, inviting anyone who values Wikipedia to join us on our journey and support  its continued growth and evolution as the world’s free knowledge resource. Banners will appear on the English Wikipedia asking our readers to consider contributing to the site….
27 November 2018
By Pats Pena
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