About Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Want free access to the sum of all human knowledge? Wikimedia
Foundation can give it to you. The not-for-profit organization has
produced a plethora of free-content wiki projects, including one of
the most visited sites on the Internet, online collaborative
encyclopedia Wikipedia (the foundation's first project). The term
wiki (a Hawaiian word for "fast") describes a collection of Web
pages designed to enable anyone with Internet access to contribute
or modify content. Wikimedia has a paid staff of about 280, while
hundreds of thousands of volunteers contribute content. The
Wikimedia Foundation is funded primarily through donations and
grants, and was founded by Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales and
philosopher Lawrence Sanger in 2001.