Wikimedia Foundation/Annual Report/2010-2011/Financials

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The Wikimedia Foundation continues to enjoy a stable base of revenue, stemming largely from its annual community giving campaign. In 2010–11, we doubled the number of small donors to over 500,000 individuals from all over the world. Now in the second year of our five-year strategic plan, we are hiring new staff members, increasing the capacity of our server network to deliver Wikipedia and our other projects to the world, and intensifying our efforts to expand the reach of our projects in the Global South through on-the-ground initiatives.

Where the money goes[edit]

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Maintaining our site and improving our software
Operations and engineering, purchasing servers, maintaining and improving our data center, internet hosting, and software development and product engineering.
$8,869,675 44%
Expanding our global reach
Improving access to Wikipedia on mobile devices in the Global South, public and education outreach, support and grants for our global chapters.
$2,388,698 12%
Direct support to our volunteer community
Researching community activity trends, increasing editor retention and recruitment, improving new technologies to help project editors.
$1,889,084 9%
Planning and development of our annual giving campaign, global payment collection fees (including Paypal and other fees).
$2,142,217 11%
Board of Trustees and special projects
Travel and professional development for our governing Board, as well as special research projects and initiatives to support the Wikimedia community.
$1,172,654 6%
Benefits and related administration costs for Foundation staff, capital expenses, leases, training, travel, and other costs.
$3,636,236 18%
Total cash expenditures, including all capital purchases. $20,098,564

2010-11 Financial Performance[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation’s 2010–11 fiscal year took place from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Throughout this report all financial data is reported in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

Statement of Activities
in thousands of dollars
Description Amount
Support and revenues
Contributions 23,020
Restricted contributions 666
In-kind service revenue 350
Investment income, net 37
Other income, net 712
Total — revenue 24,785
Salaries and wages 7,312
Awards and grants 471
Internet hosting 1,800
In-kind service expenses 350
Operating expenses 5,761
Travel 1,159
Depreciation and amortization 1,001
other expenses, including special events 36
Total — expenses 17,890
Increase in net assets 6,895
Balance Sheet
in thousands of dollars
Assets Liabilities & Net Assets
Cash and cash equivalents 12,026 Liabilities
Contributions receivable 1,000 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,431
Accounts receivable 695 Deferred revenue 375
Investments 5,849 Other liabilities 168
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,215 Total liabilities 1,974
Total current assets 20,785 Net Assets
Property, plant, and equipment 3,402 Unrestricted net assets 20,772
Nonconcurrent portion of contributions receivable 1,979 Temporarily restricted net assets 3,420
Total net assets 24,192
Total assets 26,166 Total liabilities and net assets 26,166
Google 31,350 employees 1.05 billion unique visitors
Microsoft 92,000 employees 900 million unique visitors
Facebook 3,000 employees 752 million unique visitors
Yahoo 13,600 employees 686 million unique visitors
Wikimedia: 80 employees 423 million unique visitors

Who supports us[edit]

2009-10 2010-11
Number of individual donors 261,339 573,568

219% Increase in total number of funding sources

$40.10 Average donation for 2010-11

The Wikimedia Foundation is a four-star rated charity according to Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator.