About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.

Our mission is to empower a global volunteer community to collect and develop the world's knowledge and to make it available to everyone for free, for any purpose. We work together with a network of chapters in many different countries to achieve this goal. 

All of the proceeds from the sale of merchandise on this shop go back to the Wikimedia Foundation - and help us support our mission. Some of these proceeds are used to give branded merchandise to our global volunteers - as a way to recognize them for their incredible efforts to collaborative build projects like Wikipedia. For more information about the foundation and its objectives, please visit our FAQ page.