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Does Wikipedia receive federal or state funding?
- NihiltresLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
No, the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, does not receive federal or state funding. It is, however, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, which makes it tax-exempt (and means that donations to it are tax-deductible).
The German Wikipedia, through its local chapter Wikimedia Deutchland, has received some government support: specifically, in 2007 the German Ministry of Nutrition, Agriculture, and Consumer Protection funded the creation of some articles on renewable resources. There's a good article on it in Wikipedia's internal newspaper, the Wikipedia Signpost, at < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_S... >.
- 5 years ago
No, just because the ring idea originated with this church does not make it a violation of church and state separation. Rings and jewelry in general are even discouraged from a Biblical point of view so it is actually more secular than religious. Virginity until marriage can be promoted by government because it is as much a good secular policy as it is a Christian one. The only practices restricting government involvement are those that are entirely religious.
- 1 decade ago
A while ago they collected 6mil just by donations so they're pretty much self funding.
- 1 decade ago
No, it relies on gifts from people and charity institutions. And of course on the free work of 10,000s of volunteers.
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- Antonio™Lv 51 decade ago
Neither, Just donations
- JamesLv 41 decade ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago