Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing the infrastructure required for hosting Wikipedia. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2003 by Jimmy Wales. The Wikimedia Foundation creates, maintains, and provides the technological infrastructure and technology required for Wikimedia projects such as hosting services and edit-checking artificial intelligence. According to the Wikimedia Foundation's website, they are 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.
According to the company's website (as of October 2019), there are over 200,000 editors contributing to Wikimedia projects every month, over 47 million media files on Wikimedia Commons, and over 1 billion unique devices visiting Wikimedia projects every month.
Projects supported by the Wikimedia foundation include the following: Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikidata, Wikiversity, Wikiquote, Wikispecies, Wikinews, Wikivoyage, and MediaWiki.