Mr. Wales declared Wikimedia, the charity which runs the site, urgently wishes donations to help with the $10m a year value of running the site. The site is conditional upon donations as it doesn't accept adverts. In a public letter on Wikipedia internet site Mr Wales said: Wikipedia is not a commercial web site. It is a community creation, totally written and sponsored by folk like you. More than 340m people use Wikipedia each month just about a 3rd of the Internet-connected world.