Ways to Give


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, email us at endowment@wikimedia.org.

Online Donations

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. We accept credit cards and Paypal at this time.

Check Donations

Checks are processed at our lockbox, located at: 

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

Make your check payable to “Wikimedia Foundation,” with “Wikimedia Endowment (Fund #2072)” written on the memo line.  

Donor Advised Funds

The Wikimedia Endowment can accept grants from Community Foundations and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). Simply recommend a grant from your DAF to the Wikimedia Foundation with “Wikimedia Endowment (Fund #2072)” on the recommendation form.

QCD Donations

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 Gifts

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, ℅ 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.

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

Other Ways to Give

The Wikimedia Endowment is housed at the Tides Foundation (Tax ID# 51-0198509), which can accept gifts by ACH, Wire Transfer, Stock, or Cryptocurrency, on behalf of the Wikimedia Endowment.

ACH or Wire Transfer

When donating via ACH or wire transfer, email your name, address, phone, gift details and expected arrival date to endowment@wikimedia.org so we can issue a tax receipt. Please also indicate in your email that your transfer is for “Wikimedia Endowment (Fund #2072)” so we can properly attribute your gift to the Endowment.

Transfer your funds to:

Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank 
Bank Address: 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 
ABA#: 121000248 
SWIFT Code: WFBIUS6S
Account Name: Tides Foundation – Depository Account 
Account #: 4518101969

Stock Donations

When donating via stock, email your name, address, phone, gift details and expected arrival date to endowment@wikimedia.org so we can issue a tax receipt.

To make a stock donation, transfer the securities to the Wikimedia Endowment (Fund #2072) c/o the Tides Foundation at:

Financial Institution: US Bank, N.A., Trust 
DTC #: 2803 
Account Name: 1022-TF 
Account #: TF-1001-3 
Institution or Bank ID: 26645

Cryptocurrency

When donating via cryptocurrency, email your name, address, phone, gift details and expected arrival date to endowment@wikimedia.org so we can issue a tax receipt. Please also indicate in your email that your transfer is for “Wikimedia Endowment (Fund #2072)” so we can properly attribute your gift to the Endowment.

Transfer directly to one of the following wallets:

Bitcoin (BTC): 39Mj6QQBSqbcFYAZEV5RZLFwJo5e2ZhQtY
Litecoin (LTC): LajX9PewgCNMjDhwvpbfN2Hvm7jMzdPJ4k
Ethereum (ETH): 0x68C7C73e70641Ec1Bd867A45e1F131301A46D1c4
Bitcoin Cash (BCH): 1PozAecuAKZT5WXusDb73FzVFUvm98E8nA
DASH: XcWBTRzQw9wKA6nao7Xy1chG3Atjk2jBeZ
Zcash (ZEC): t1eY9YCSWjWQ18Fs9cZqLN3hxKgnS8ovYi5