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Wikimedia Foundation

Other ways to give

Credit/debit card

For donations by credit/debit card, eWallet, or internet banking (selected countries), please select your continent followed by your country for payment methods available.

PayPal

To donate by PayPal please select a currency to proceed. (Please note that due to in-country regulations, we no longer can process PayPal donations from Singapore.)

Monthly gift

Please click here to make an automatic monthly donation via credit/debit card or PayPal.

Check (via mail)

Please make the check payable to "Wikimedia Foundation, Inc." and send to the address below. Please enclose a letter with your name, address, phone number, email address, and donation amount. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 98204
Washington, DC 20090-8204
USA
Note: donations by check are processed directly at our centralized lockbox location which is in Washington, DC.

For large checks $10,000 and over, please use the San Francisco address below:

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104
USA

Stock donation

To move stock from your brokerage to ours, please give the broker our name and account number. When the transaction is complete, please email benefactors@wikimedia.org so we can verify the transaction. Without verification, we are unable to issue a thank you letter and tax receipt for your gift.

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Bank of America

DTC Eligible Securities The Depository Trust Company (DTC) DTC Account Number: 0955 Ref: #16-200-2942639 Account Name: Wikimedia Foundation – Gift Account

If you require any assistance making a stock donation, please contact:

Bank transfer

For Domestic (USA) Transfers in USD, our deposit-only account is
Bank: Citibank
Address: 590 Market Street, San Francisco, California, 94104 USA
ABA/ACH# 321171184
A/C# 203129580
For International wire transfers, please use
Bank: Citigroup Centre
Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5LB
United Kingdom
To donate in £ GBP
Account Number: 18797250
Account Title: WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION INC
Currency: GBP
IBAN: GB33CITI18500818797250
Swift Code: CITIGB2L
Sort Code: 185008
To donate in € EUR
Account Number: 18796270
Account Title: WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION INC
Currency: EUR
IBAN: GB12CITI18500818796270
Swift Code: CITIGB2L
Sort Code: 185008

The international option via Citigroup is for wire transfers only. The € EUR acount 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

Endowment gift

One important way you can help Wikipedia prosper in the long term is by including the Wikimedia Endowment in your will or making a donation and joining us in ensuring the future of free and open knowledge. The Wikimedia Endowment provides dedicated funding to realize the power and promise of Wikipedia and its sister projects — ensuring access to knowledge for everyone, everywhere. For more information or to make a gift, email us at endowment@wikimedia.org.

Legacy gift

One way to support the future of free knowledge is through a legacy gift. A Legacy Gift involves providing a future gift to the Wikimedia Endowment through your financial or estate plans. The gift does not cost you anything right now, but will be a future gift to the Wikimedia Endowment to help us preserve, build and ensure the future of free knowledge for future generations. The gift from your estate is exempt from U.S. federal estate taxes and ensures that your entire gift will support Wikipedia and its sister sites.

Here is sample language that you can use in your will to make a Legacy Gift to the Wikimedia Foundation:

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, ℅ the Wikimedia Foundation (tax identification number 20-0049703), a charitable corporation organized under the laws of the State of Florida, United States, currently located at 1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, California, United States, to be used for its general charitable purposes at its discretion.


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.

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
USA

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
USA

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.

Amazon Pay

You can make a donation in U.S. Dollars through Amazon Pay, please select an amount and choose "Amazon Pay". If you are donating via Amazon in a currency other than U.S. Dollars, please be aware that your funding source may be rejected or that you may encounter currency exchange fees. We encourage you to contact your bank for more information.

Bitcoin

Donate Bitcoins

Please note that the Wikimedia Foundation can only refund Bitcoin donations in Bitcoin. Because we do not store Bitcoins, refunds will be calculated based on the U.S. Dollar amount we received via instant exchange at the time of the donation, using our payment processor's Bitcoin sell rate when the refund is issued. Network and miner fees cannot be refunded. The Wikimedia Foundation is not responsible for any change in value based on fluctuating exchange rates.

For questions, please contact donate@wikimedia.org.