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The Wikimedia Foundation is grateful for every donation made to the project, be it time, money or hardware. This page is dedicated to some of the larger donations made by companies and individuals since December 2006 which help to sustain the projects of Wikimedia. The Wikimedia Foundation does not necessarily endorse the activities of its Benefactors.

While only a select number of donors are listed on this page, every donation to the Wikimedia Foundation helps enrich the quality of our projects.

Other donators chose to support our annual conference, Wikimania.

Note: All figures are in $US

Major benefactors ($50,000 or more)

  • Special thanks to a friend of the Wikimedia Foundation, who has made a matching donation of $286,000 in stocks, and who has chosen to remain anonymous. (December 2006)
  • The Virgin Foundation, operating under the working name of Virgin Unite, is the charitable arm of Virgin Group. The "Virgin Unite" campaign was launched in 2004. The Wikimedia Foundation would like to thank Virgin Unite for its generosity in matching donations during this fundraiser. (December 2006)
  • A 100,000$ donation was made to the Wikimedia Foundation from Stephen J. Luczo, Chairman of the Board of Seagate Technology, on March 19, 2007. This appears to be the largest single donation received from a single individual in the history of the Wikimedia Foundation, not counting matching funds-related donations. (March 2007)
  • Dell Computers is providing significant discounts on hardware purchases by the Wikimedia Foundation as part of the fundraiser. (December 2006)

Patrons ($15,000 to $49,999)

Two Sigma Investments LLC (December 2006)
Jeff Moe (en.wikipedia user jebba)
Over $20,000 total : $6,666 in one time donations and $11,000 from $1000 monthly donations since July 2005; $4,096 given in December 2006
Philip Greenspun (August 2007)
Richard E Merit
Community Foundation Silicon Valley, Nicholas Palvesky fund (January 2007)

Leading donors ($5000 to $14,999)

Select Equity Group Foundation (April 2007)
The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund (December 2006)
Graphics Press, LLC (December 2006)
$10,000 (2*$5,000)
Alan Bauer Charitable Gift Fund
The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Google Matching Gifts (May 2007)
Craigslist, Inc. (December 2006)
Burt and Diana Cutler Family Foundation (December 2006)
Mr. William Richley, P.A. (December 2006)
The Sims/Mae's Foundation, Inc (December 2006)
The Zephyr Charitable Foundation, Inc (December 2006)

Sustaining donors ($1000 to $4999)

Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving (September 2007)
Just Give (September 2007)
Jill Efting (August 2007)
Joichi Ito (July 2007)
Misk (July 2007)
Duc Vu (June 2007)
For Sale By Owner (June 2007)
Alla Kapralova (May 2007)
Royce Family Foundation (May 2007)
Viaden-Media (May 2007)
Elecia White (May 2007)
Coutts and Co (April 2007)
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund (April 2007)
RBS Greenwich Capital (December 2006, April 2007)
Ms Elaine B Fortowsky (September 2006, February 2007)
Greater Bay Trust Company (February 2007)
Andreas Maladinski (February 2007)
Takao Nakamura (February 2007)
Peter Flamini (January 2007)
Bennett Lewis (January 2007)
Lyons (Januray 2007)
Wikia, Inc. (January 2007)
John Baldridge (December 2006)
Andrew Bloch (December 2006)
Bridgewater Associates, Inc (December 2006)
David Bydeley (December 2006)
Michael E Chastain (December 2006)
Eamon Daly (December 2006)
John Eckstein (December 2006)
Gary Frisch (December 2006)
Mr Dominic J Froio (December 2006)
Hitz Foundation (December 2006)
Francis Hogle (December 2006)
Lawler (December 2006)
Lawrence Lessig (December 2006)
Elon Musk (December 2006)
Garry Osgood (December 2006)
Pickar Family Foundation (December 2006)
Harrity Snyder, LLP (December 2006)
Michael Webb (December 2006)
Ali Webster (December 2006)
Ross Mayfield of Socialtext (December 2006)

Equipment and Services

Kennisnet (Mai 2005-today)
Hosting capacity for Wikimedia projects in Amsterdam. (PR: EN, NL)
Yahoo! (7 April 2005-today)
Hosting capacity for Wikimedia projects in Yahoo's Asian facilities. Wikipedia content integrated into French-language Yahoo Search shortcuts as a test project. (PR: FR, EN)
Logical Solutions (October 2004)
Donated a Sentinel32 32-port secure console server and RJ45 to DB9 adapters.