A message from the Wikimedia Foundation:
• Wikipedia is non-profit, but it’s the #5 website in the world. With 450 million monthly users, we have costs like any top site: servers, power, rent, programs, staff and legal help.
• To protect our independence, we’ll never run ads. We take no government funds.
• We run on donations: $5 is the most common, the average is about $30.
• If everyone reading this gave $5, our fundraiser would be done within an hour. Please help us forget fundraising and get back to Wikipedia.