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Ways to give

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects.

Online gift

You can give easily and securely online via methods such as credit/debit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Amazon Pay, online bank transfer and others, depending on your country. Please select your continent followed by your country for payment methods available.

Monthly gift

Visit this page for more details or click here to make an automatic monthly donation.

A monthly donation will process until you ask us to cancel it. If you are a current recurring donor looking to update or cancel your gift, please contact donate@wikimedia.org.

Bank transfer

We accept a range of currencies, and Citibank will convert your currency into USD or EUR.

For domestic and international transfers in USD, our deposit-only account is
Bank: Citibank
Address: 590 Market Street, San Francisco, California, 94104 USA
ABA/ACH#: 321171184
Swift Code: CITIUS33
A/C#: 203129580
Phone: 415-982-2960
To donate in £ GBP
Account Number: 18797250
Currency: GBP
IBAN: GB33CITI18500818797250
Swift Code: CITIGB2L
Sort Code: 185008
To donate in € EUR
Account Number: 18796270
Currency: EUR
IBAN: GB12CITI18500818796270
Swift Code: CITIGB2L
Sort Code: 185008

The € EUR account is SEPA compliant.

Please note we cannot automatically confirm the receipt of bank transfer donations, so please retain a confirmation of the transfer from your bank. If you would like to receive a tax receipt, we advise contacting your bank to create a transfer via Bill Pay (USA), or donating via a different method.

The Foundation does not charge a transfer fee for donations, but your local bank may. We highly recommend checking with your bank before initiating a transfer to make sure you understand any charges that you may incur by making a donation to Wikimedia.

For more information or if you have any question regarding Bank Transfers, please email donate@wikimedia.org

Checks & money orders (via mail)

Donations by check and money order are processed at our lockbox, located at the address below. Please make checks payable to "Wikimedia Foundation, Inc." and include a letter with your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and donation amount. Please do not send cash through the mail. Note that we currently cannot accept checks from France, Italy, or Spain.

Please mail your checks or money orders to:

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 98204
Washington, DC 20090-8204

For large checks of $10,000 and over, please email benefactors@wikimedia.org to notify us of your incoming donation.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) allow you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your preferred causes. If you’d like to recommend a grant to the Wikimedia Foundation directly from your DAF, please see the links below:

Please contact us at benefactors@wikimedia.org if you have questions or if your DAF of choice is not listed.

Stock donation

Endowment gift

The Wikimedia Endowment is our enduring commitment to a world of freely-shared knowledge, now and in perpetuity. As a fund that is invested for long-term growth, it creates a solid financial foundation for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects and helps ensure their future. For more information, visit wikimediaendowment.org or email us at endowment@wikimedia.org.

Your gift to the Wikimedia Endowment will have a lasting benefit for future generations. You can make a gift today via our online donation form. For information on other ways to give to the Endowment, visit wikimediaendowment.org.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are a U.S. taxpayer aged 70.5 or older and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you are eligible to make a gift via a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), also known as an IRA Charitable Rollover. In order to benefit from the tax advantages of satisfying all or some of your Required Minimum Distribution through a QCD, the gift must be issued directly from your IRA custodian. This free tool from our partners at FreeWill can help you navigate this process.

The Wikimedia Foundation directs all QCD gifts to the Wikimedia Endowment, where they are invested to ensure the long-term future of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. For more information, contact endowment@wikimedia.org.

Legacy gift

You can support the future of free knowledge for generations to come by making a gift in your will or other estate plans. A legacy gift costs you nothing now and can be changed at any time, for any reason. Once realized, your gift will be added to the Wikimedia Endowment, where your legacy will live on by providing support to Wikimedia projects in perpetuity.

Legacy gifts are exempt from U.S. federal estate taxes. Make a legacy gift online at no cost using FreeWill (in the U.S.) or by including the following sample language in your will:

I give, devise, and bequeath [the sum of _____ USD (or other currency) OR _____ percent of the rest and residue of my estate] to the Wikimedia Endowment (tax identification number 87-3024488), a charitable corporation currently located at 1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, California, United States, to be used for its general charitable purposes at its discretion.

For more information about legacy giving, visit wikimediaendowment.org or contact legacy@wikimedia.org.

Matching gifts

Matching Gifts are a great, easy way to double or even triple your donation to the Wikimedia Foundation.

Click here to see if your employer will match your gift to the Wikimedia Foundation. Matching gift information provided by HEPdata.

If you have questions regarding your employer's matching gift, please email matching@wikimedia.org.

To nominate or register the foundation to receive matching gifts, please provide the following contact information:

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 98204
Washington, DC 20090-8204

Email: matching@wikimedia.org

Volunteer Hour Match

Many companies will match an employee's time spent volunteering (this includes tasks like editing Wikipedia or its sister sites, patrolling Wiki pages for vandals, and contributing to the MediaWiki software) with a financial gift to the nonprofit. Learn more about the Volunteer Hour Match program.

If you have questions regarding the Volunteer Hour Match program, please email matching@wikimedia.org

Payroll deduction

Some employers in the United States and Canada offer an easy and convenient way to give to the Wikimedia Foundation through a payroll deduction. Please check with your organization for availability and send any necessary paperwork to:

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 98204
Washington, DC 20090-8204

Combined Federal Campaign

Many federal and state employees choose to give to the Wikimedia Foundation via the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), a workplace giving program. If you would like to give the Wikimedia Foundation as part of the Educate America! CFC, please reach out to your human resources department for instructions to give.

Our CFC number is 61478.

For questions, please contact donate@wikimedia.org.