Today will be the last day of the annual fund raising campaign of Wikimedia Foundation and they recently announced that they’ve raised a record $20 million (USD) from more than 1 million donors. To date, this is the highest donation Wikimedia has ever received, since they started raising funds for the foundation in 2003.
Wikimedia Foundation also shared a number of stats; like 470 million people visits Wikimedia web sites and number of donors increased ten-fold since 2008, including the total dollar amount raised in the campaign has risen to over $20 million from $4.5 million. Not bad for a non-profit foundation and the only web site supported by donations from readers.
If you like to know how Wikimedia will spend those $20 million, then you can visit their 2011-2012 Annual Plan here.
A little background:
Wikimedia Foundation the non-profit organization that operates and maintains wiki projects like Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, Wikinews, etc. Wikipedia will celebrate its 11th anniversary on January 15, 2012.
Source: Wikimedia blog
Last modified: January 2, 2012