The association

The association for the advancement of free knowledge

Wikimedia CH is an officially recognized non-profit organization and the official Swiss Chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Our association exists to promote the free dissemination of knowledge in Switzerland and beyond. We aim to support and promote Wikimedia projects, such as the free online Encyclopedia Wikipedia, the multimedia database Wikimedia Commons, the offline version of Wikipedia Kiwix and many more open-source projects. In partnership with different educational and cultural institutions we are focusing our activities on three main areas to reach as many people as possible: Education, GLAM and Community and Outreach.

Wikimedia CH was founded on 14 May 2006 and was officially recognized as a national chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation in 2007. We nevertheless remain a financially and legally independent entity, obeying Swiss rules and leadership. Wikimedia CH does not host any of the projects of the Wikimedia Foundation and has no special publishing rights on them.


Become a member

If you would like to support Wikimedia CH and our activities, you can either make a donation or become member of our association.

There are three membership levels to chose from:

Active Member (CHF 50.- per year)

Supportive Member (CHF 75.- per year)

Institutional Member (CHF 150.- per year)

To join the association, please read our Bylaws and fill out our Membership application form.

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