Wikimedia Foundation has said it has received a $ 3 Million the New York based The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The funds will be utilized to enhance the quality of the content and support the expansion of outreach events.
Sue Gardner Wikimedia’s executive director, said ,
“We are extremely grateful for this support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This institutional support from Sloan will enable us to make progress on some key goals: increasing quality, broadening participation, and distributing free knowledge to people without Internet connectivity.”
The money will be distributed at the rate of one million dollars each month.
Doron Weber, Sloan program director for Universal Access to Recorded Knowledge, said
“We are delighted to support the Wikimedia Foundation and to help develop its organizational capacity and improve the quality of its flagship, Wikipedia,”
A part of the funds will also be used to expand Wikipedia Academy, designed enhance Wikipedia’s quality by teaching how to contribute and to support efforts to disseminate collected knowledge through traditional media like DVDs and books.