Wikimedia Foundation/Annual Report/2015-2016

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Wikimedia Foundation 2016 Annual Report
Wikipedia is made up of facts − funny, historical, even controversial. And facts help us understand our world.

Volunteers building Wikipedia articles at an editing event in New York City, USA.

This year, more than 70,000 volunteers added 5 million articles to Wikipedia, and more than 1 billion devices visited our sites—every month—to read them.

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Consider the facts[edit]

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Providing context amid complexity[edit]

What we stand for[edit]

Wikipedia was born of an impossible idea: that every single human could share in the sum of all knowledge.

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A letter from Jimmy Wales[edit]

Wikipedia is now 16 years old. People entering university today have never known a world without Wikipedia. It has existed from the time they first started learning to read.

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Thank you to our donors![edit]

We are grateful to be supported by people around the world in so many ways. Writers, editors, photographers, teachers, programmers, designers, and donors all contribute towards the fulfillment of our mission.

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2016 financial position[edit]

Transparency is a core principle of the Wikimedia Foundation and we are proud to be recognized as one of the most transparent non-profit organizations in the world. Our annual plan and operating budget are developed through open processes, subject to community feedback and Board approval, and always available to the public for full review.

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