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. Gifts to the Wikimedia Endowment can be made through the Wikimedia Foundation (Tax ID# 20-0049703), which can accept gifts by the below methods on behalf of the Wikimedia Endowment.  Email endowment@wikimedia.org if you have questions about your preferred giving option.

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 Endowment
c/o Wikimedia Foundation
P.O. Box 98204
Washington, DC 20090-8204

Make your check payable to “Wikimedia Foundation,” with “Wikimedia Endowment” 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” on the recommendation form.


Stock Donations

To move stock from your brokerage to ours, please give the broker our name and account number. When the transaction is complete, please To move stock from your brokerage to ours, please give the broker our name and account number. When the transaction is complete, please email endowment@wikimedia.org and let us know your name, address, phone number, expected arrival date and gift details, including that you wish for your gift to go to the Endowment. Without this 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:

U.S. Trust: fariborz.a.cohen@ustrust.com
Wikimedia Foundation: endowment@wikimedia.org


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 those in the United Kingdom

1. Gift to charity

1.1   I give the sum of £[____] to the Wikimedia Endowment, c/o the Wikimedia Foundation, 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 94104, United States, to be used for its general charitable purposes at its discretion. I declare that the receipt in writing of the [treasurer] or of any other appropriate officer of that charity shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.

1.2   If, at my death, the charity named in clause 1.1 (“Original Charity”) no longer exists or is being wound up, my Executors must:

(a)    if the Original Charity has merged, or is about to merge, with another charity (“Recipient Charity”) and the merger, when completed, is registered in the official register of mergers maintained by the Charity Commission, pay the Recipient Charity the amount specified in clause 1.1 as being payable to the Original Charity; or

(b)   if clause 1.2(a) does not apply, pay the amount specified in clause 1.1 as being payable to the Original Charity to another charity that has objects similar to the Original Charity.

For those in Canada

Gift of Specific Sum
I direct my Trustees to pay the sum of $___ to [Wikimedia Endowment, c/o 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 94104, United States] to be used for [its general purposes/a specified purpose].

Gift from Residue
I direct my Trustees to pay ___ [all OR a percent] of the residue of my Estate to [Wikimedia Endowment, c/o 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 94104, United States] to be used for [its general purposes/a specified purpose].

Upon my Trustees making such payment to [Wikimedia], a receipt from the Treasurer or such other property officer of the organization shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees.

Addressing the possibility that the relevant Wikimedia charity may cease to exist
In the event that [Wikimedia Endowment, c/o 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 94104, United States] (“The Original Organization”) has ceased to exist, merged with another organization, or changed its name or location, I direct my Trustees to apply the amount that would have been payable to The Original Organization to an organization that is the continuation of or successor to The Original Organization if such exists. If no organization that is the continuation of or successor of The Original Organization exists, I direct my Trustees to apply the amount that would have been payable to The Original Organization to another charitable organization with objects most clearly resembling those of The Original Organization, as determined in the sole discretion of my Trustees.

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

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” so we can properly attribute your gift to the Endowment. We also recommend retaining your transfer confirmation from your bank.

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
ABA/ACH#: 321171184
Swift Code: CITIUS33
A/C#: 203129580
Phone: 415-982-2960

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 € EUR account is SEPA compliant.

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.