The RationalMedia Foundation is a corporation organized under the laws of New Mexico that owns and operates the RationalWiki.org website. It is a non-profit corporation under the laws of New Mexico and a tax exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the Foundation is to promote and defend science, critical thinking and public interest dialog in a free and open forum. The Foundation seeks to develop and publicize free educational and collaborative content, create community-focused software, and connect and advance the global community of rational thinkers.
The Foundation is run by a Board of Trustees made up of and elected annually by RationalWiki users. The main jobs of the trustees are to hire the Operations Manager, monitor the financial state of the RationalWiki website, and to pursue and promote projects that further its mission. The structure and rules of the Foundation can be found in the by-laws.
For a deeper explanation of the Foundation and its management of the RationalWiki website please see our article on the Foundation’s role.