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ایک ایسی دنیا کا تصور کیجیۓ کہ جب ہر شخص آزادانہ اور باسہولت
پوری انسانی معلومات کے ذخیرہ تک رسائی حاصل کرسکتا ہو۔ اور یہی ہمارا مقصد اور ہماری جستجو ہے۔

اور ہمیں آپکی مدد چاہیۓ


The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing free knowledge to every person in the world. Meeting this goal through the maintenance, development and distribution of free content, Wikimedia relies on public donations to run its wiki-based projects.

Wikimedia provides computing and network resources to create and distribute many reference works including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikisource and the Wikimedia Commons. The content of these projects is provided to the public free of charge.

How your donation will help

All of our sites are free from advertisements. Visitors are not charged to edit, read or use our content. We rely entirely on donations to fund our projects. Our unprecedented growth in traffic and content requires regular hardware updates to prevent outages without sacrificing functionality. Other outgoings include bandwidth costs, rackspace within a colocation center, purchase of Wikimedia's domain names, sponsorship of specific software development tasks, and, occasionally, travel expenses.

See Budget/2005 for our latest budget, which details where the money will go, and meta:Wikimedia servers/hardware orders for details of the hardware we ordered after our last fundraising drive.

The Wikimedia Foundation also requires funding to continue its pioneering role in exploring the field of collaborative content creation. In addition, we are pursuing grants to fund the packaging and distribution of Wikimedia content to places that do not have access to the Internet. Every donation can make a big difference. If you have any questions regarding donations or the Wikimedia Foundation, please contact us.

Donation methods

The Wikimedia Foundation has 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States.
Donations made from other nations may also be tax deductible. See deductibility of donations for details.

Online/Credit Card

Donate online with PayPal or MoneyBookers using the easy to use forms linked below. Our account name for these is donation@wikipedia.org. PayPal allows for onetime, monthly and yearly payment options (cancel a subscription).

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You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a onetime donation to us through their service.

Donate U.S. Dollars:
One time - Monthly - Yearly

Donate Pounds Sterling:
One time - Monthly - Yearly

Donate Canadian Dollars:
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Donate Australian Dollars:
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Donate European Euros:
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Donate Japanese Yen:
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As for March 2005, MoneyBookers accept 27 currencies: Euro, British Pound, Bulgarian Lev, U.S. Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Czech Koruna, Danish Krone, Estonian Koruna, Hong Kong Dollar, Hungarian Forint, Israeli Shekel, Japanese Yen, Latvia Lat, Malaysian Ringgit, New Taiwan Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Polish Zloty, Singapore Dollar, Slovakian Koruna, Slovenian Tollar, South-African rand, South-Korean won, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc and Thailand Baht. In most cases, MoneyBookers' fees are lower than PayPal's.

Postal mail

You can send donations via snail-mail to Wikimedia's mailbox at the following address.

Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
200 2nd Ave. South #358
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4313

If sending donations from outside the United States, please note again that an international money order or a check payable on a United States bank would be appreciated, to avoid collection costs. Sending a foreign check (or any other kind of draft drawn on a bank outside the United States) may involve processing fees in excess of $50. International postal money orders payable in the United States are available in post offices in many countries and will ensure your complete donation goes to Wikimedia. Please do not send currency through the mail.

Money transfer

The Wikimedia Foundation has a Dexia bank account in Belgium that can accept money transfers.

Account holder: Wikimedia Foundation
Bank details: Dexia bank - Pachecolaan 44 - 1000 Bruxelles - Belgium
IBAN: BE43 0689 9999 9501
BIC (swift code): GKCCBEBB

Disclaimer: Please note that neither this page nor any link on any Wikimedia site pointing to this page should be considered a solicitation to make a donation.

Buy merchandise

Wikipedia merchandise at Cafe Press: 20% of the listed price for each purchased item goes to the Wikimedia Foundation.

Last fundraisings

The last fundraising drive is summarized here: