October 20, 2021
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization whose head office is located in San Francisco, California, United States, and is organized under the laws of the state of Florida, where the foundation was previously based. It runs online collaborative projects using wikis-Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks (including Wikijunior), Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, Wikibooks, Universities, Wikimedia Incubator and Meta-Wiki. Its flagship project, English Wikipedia, has reached the top 10 most visited websites in the world. The creation of the foundation was officially announced by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales; Wikipedia was first run by his small company, Bomis, on June 20, 2003.