Omidyar Network Commits $2 Million Grant to Wikimedia

Aug 28, 2009


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Omidyar Network has awarded a grant of up to $2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia. The grant money will be given to Wikimedia over the course of 2 years, and results in Omidyar partner and former eBay executive Matt Halprin being appointed to Wikimedia's board of trustees.

In addition to direct financial support, Omidyar Network will dedicate internal resources and engage its network to support Wikimedia's strategic planning process, communications work, and recruiting.

(www.wikimediafoundation.org, www.omidyar.com)