$4000 donation to Wikipedia, the world’s largest free encyclopedia
Briefly, Wikipedia means: 30 million articles in 287 languages, 18 billion page views and nearly 500 million unique visitors a month. And the story goes on. That’s why KeepCalling decided to support this immense project called Wikipedia, offering a $4000 donation.
Previous KeepCalling contributions
This is the fourth contribution the company brought to the development of this educational and cultural resource in 4 years. In 2010 KeepCalling donated $1000, in 2011 the donation amounted to $2000, whereas 2012’s and 2014’s contributions were worth $4000 each.
From non-scientific content to court cases source
Throughout the 13 years since Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger founded Wikipedia, its content has been used extensively, including in books, academic papers and studies, and even court cases. Simplifying research work and gathering all past and present findings, Wikipedia has become a development engine for human knowledge.
Since we too use it and trust it daily, we decided a cause with this kind of international impact is worth supporting, especially because Wikipedia foundation is based on the same cultural diversity KeepCalling encourages.
Where do donations go to?
KeepCalling’s donations, as well as any other funds Wikipedia foundation receives will be used to pay for staff salaries and technology: servers, bandwidth, and Internet hosting that allow the staff to keep Wikipedia’s projects running. Donations are also directed toward supporting and growing the large network of volunteers who write, edit, and constantly update Wikipedia content.
Different projects, one common faith
Wikipedia is one of the most cherished projects KeepCalling supports, mainly because it reinforces the company’s faith in the crucial role education and access to information play not only for the present, but also for generations to come.