Wikipedia, part of the Wikimedia Foundation is raising funds. They don’t have any advertisements or sponsors, so they need to make their operating costs somehow! They have a site all set up with options to donate using PayPal/Credit Card, Moneybookers, Check, or Direct Deposit. Recently, a transaction from an “anonymous friend” appears on the live contributions for $286,000! It also appears that each day, a new organization is matching the donations that is received. That means that the one donation could potentially have brought Wikipedia over a half million dollars.

Most donations range from $5.00-$50.00, so this donation really stands out. I love Wikipedia and find it very useful. Sure, the content isn’t 100% accurate all the time, but there’s a lot of good reliable information. If you find it as useful as I do, you can head on over and make a donation. Today, any donation that is received will be matched by Virgin Unite. You can view the live contributions here.

Any guess on the “anonymous friend” who happened to have $286,000 to give away?

News Source: Digg