Hello all-

Last year, the Wikimedia Foundation received more than 6 million donations
to support free knowledge. Today, we would like to share the Foundation’s
2016 - 2017 Annual Report which helps document how those donations were put
to use. [1]

This Report is meant mostly for donors, but it may be of use to any
audience looking to learn more about the Wikimedia Foundation, our
activities, and our community support.

In (very) brief, last year:

* We worked on building safer communities with new tools like Abuse Filter
and Mute to reduce harassment on Wikipedia.

* We improved our services for mobile devices: making images smaller and
articles load faster, streamlining our apps to assist users.

* We partnered with international organizations to add missing languages
and knowledge to our sites.

Over 2017, our grants team disbursed 392 grants totaling more than 7
million dollars. More than half of these grants went to emerging
communities. [2]

We also began to plan the future of our movement, holding months of
discussions with thousands of volunteers. We were guided by a recurring
phrase that has become the theme of this year’s Annual Report: Knowledge
belongs to all of us.

Everything listed and linked above is possible because of you, the
Wikimedia movement. Y’all are great.

So please take a look at the 2016-2017 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report,
and if you are moved- share it with a friend.

Thank you,

- Zack McCune, Danny Kaufman, Lena Traer, Heather Walls, María Cruz, Ravi
Ayyakkannu, Caitlin Cogdill (the 2017 Annual Report team)

[1] https://annual.wikimedia.org/2017/

[2] https://annual.wikimedia.org/2017/community.html

Zachary McCune
Global Audiences
Wikimedia Foundation

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