Wikimedia began its annual fundraiser on November 16th.
Wikipedia is viewed by 477 million unique visitors each month, making it the fifth most-trafficked site in the world.
The Brin Wojcicki Foundation, which was started by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife (and 23andMe co-founder) Anne Wojcicki, has donated money to the Michael J. Fox Foundation among other notable organizations.
Adds Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation:
This grant is an important endorsement of the Wikimedia Foundation and its work, and I hope it will send a signal as we kick off our annual fundraising campaign this week. This is how Wikipedia works: people use it, they like it, and so they help pay for it, to keep it freely available for themselves and for everyone around the world. I am very grateful to Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki for supporting what we do.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Nov 2011 0:07