Technology giants rely heavily on Wikipedia’s extensive database to source information for their platforms.
So it’s only fair that they show interest in the long-term sustainability of the online encyclopedia.
The Wikimedia Foundation announced late Thursday that Facebook has contributed $1 million to Wikimedia Endowment, a fund to financially support the online encyclopedia and other Wikimedia projects.
“We are grateful to Facebook for this support, and hope this marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration to support Wikipedia’s future,” Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said in a statement.
Founded in 2016, Wikimedia Endowment is designed to support the work that goes on at various Wikimedia projects, ensuring that it remains an independent endeavor.
“Through its nearly 18 years of existence, Wikipedia has become a trusted resource for hundreds of millions of people around the world.