Friday, August 21, 2009

Wikimedia got a grant of about $500,000

Wikimedia is almost known to each and every user of web as the most interesting source of information about science, living, lifestyle, history and many others. Wikimedia is the organization behind the World's well known free encyclopedia Wikipedia. It received $500,000 grant from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Sue Gardner, has appreciated by saying "The Hewlett Foundation's support comes at a critical time."

Gardner had also added "We've just begun the planning that will help us identify how to maximize our impact around the world. This support will help us to execute our priorities for the current year, and enable us to plan for the future."

After the grant, many question stroke the web is that Foundation's are there to solve the problems of "social and environmental problems at home and around the world" then why Hewlett Foundation got interested in Wikimedia?