The mission statement of the Wikimedia Foundation describes our current activities and purpose, the scope of our projects, and our core values. It stands in contrast to the vision statement. Our mission statement, an elaboration of the short version in the Articles of Incorporation and approved by a board resolution in April 2007, is:
නිදහස් වරපත් හෝ පොදු හිමිකම් යටතේ යටතේ අධ්යාපනික අන්තර්ගතයන් එක්කාසුකිරීම සහ නිර්මාණය කිරීම සඳහා ලොව වටා සිටින ජනතාව සවිබල ගැන්වීම සහ ඒවා ප්රථිඵලදායී ලෙස රොවපුරා බෙදාහැරීම විකිමීඩියා පදනමේ මෙහෙවර වන්නේය.
In coordination with a network of individual volunteers and our independent movement organizations, including recognized Chapters, Thematic Organizations, User Groups, and Partners, 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 Foundation will make and keep useful information from its projects available on the Internet free of charge, in perpetuity.
Proposals to change the phrasing of the statement should be made at Mission/Unstable and proposals will be reviewed at least annually (every year).
See also our bylaws, vision, and values.