There are a number of lists of US charities for which WMF has not been
included to date, owing to its lack of audit. Our auditors are presenting
their final report to the Board this week; expect many things to change in
the coming weeks, for the good!
On 11/28/06, Andrew Gray <shimgray(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 28/11/06, Sebastian Moleski <sebmol(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 11/28/06, David Monniaux
> An email on OTRS suggests the Wikimedia Foundation should be on the
charities of this system.
I'm unsure we can apply.
This seems like an interesting source of donations to pursue. As to
eligibility, from what I read, Wikimedia should fall under the
criteria (provided they are up to par on the
usual paperwork required of
charities). I've looked at the list of organizations (
) that are currently part
the program. Among them were several who in whole
or part have education
one of their goals so I don't see why
Wikimedia could not be eligible.
I'm unsure quite what "demonstrate that they provide or conduct real
services, benefits, assistance or program activities in [geographic
areas]" might mean - online-only projects which don't give physical
charitable donations might get a bit misplaced under a strict reading
I suppose there's nothing to be lost in sounding it out.
- Andrew Gray
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General Counsel & Interim Executive Director
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.