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Does Wikipedia receive federal or state funding?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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

    No

    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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  • 1 decade ago

    Neither, Just donations

  • James
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Nope.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No...

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