Wikimedia Foundation headquarters

The Wikimedia Foundation's headquarters is located on the 16th floor of One Montgomery Tower in San Francisco in California within the United States. The building is near two other locations in San Francisco that the Foundation previously used as its headquarters. Prior to moving to San Francisco, the headquarters was located in St. Petersburg in Florida within the United States.

Wikimedia Foundation headquarters
Mailing address1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, California 94104
Physical address120 Kearny Street, 16th Floor, San Francisco, California 94104
Headquarters1 October 2017 - present
Building constructed1982
Building LEED CertificationGold
Total office space19,157 square feet (1,779.7 m2)

The majority of Wikimedia Foundation staff do not work from the headquarters in San Francisco.

One Montgomery Tower Edit

One Montgomery Tower from Montgomery Street and Post Street.

One Montgomery Tower, part of the Post Montgomery Center complex, is a 38-story office building connected to the Crocker Galleria mall.

This location is a couple of blocks away from our previous location at 149 New Montgomery Street, is LEED certified, and allowed us to reduce our square footage while meeting our office space priorities for collaboration.

Location Edit

One Montgomery Tower is located at the northeast corner of Post and Kearny Streets in the financial district of San Francisco, California. Its main entrance is on Kearny Street.

Parking Edit

Parking is available at numerous private parking garages in the Financial District. There is very limited street parking near One Montgomery Tower.

Public transit Edit

  • The Montgomery BART/MUNI Metro station is one block away at Market & Montgomery
  • There are many MUNI bus stops within one block:
    • Kearny & Geary (inbound 8/8AX/8BX, 81X; outbound 30, 38/38R, 45)
    • Market & Montgomery (inbound F, 6, 7X, 9/9R, 21, 31; outbound 5/5R, 7X, 21, 31, 38/38R)
    • Market & 2nd (outbound F, 6, 7/7R, 9/9R)
    • Market & 3rd (inbound F, 5/5R, 6, 7/7R/7X, 9/9R, 21, 31, 38/38R)
    • Kearny & Sutter (inbound 3, 8/8AX/8BX, 81X; outbound 2, 3, 30, 45)
    • Post & Montgomery (inbound 2)
  • Options from the Caltrain station at 4th & King:
    • The 30 and 45 busses pick up on Townsend Street between 4th and 3rd and drop off at Kearny & Geary.
    • The 10 bus picks up at 4th & Townsend and drops off on 2nd Street near Market
    • At limited times during the morning peak, the 81X bus goes directly from 4th & Townsend to Kearny & Geary

Entering the office Edit

Please note that the Wikimedia Foundation offices are not open to the public. You must have an invitation or appointment before your arrival.

There are multiple ways to access One Montgomery Tower throughout Post Montgomery Center. These directions focus on the main entrance on Kearny Street.

History Edit

One Montgomery Tower is the fourth location which the Wikimedia Foundation has utilized for its headquarters, and the third in San Francisco.

St. Petersburg, Florida Edit

From the Wikimedia Foundation's founding in 2003 until 2007, the Wikimedia Foundation was located in St. Petersburg in Florida within the United States. The headquarters in Florida was closed on 31 January 2008.

39 Stillman Street Edit

39 Stillman Street

In 2007, the Wikimedia Foundation decided to move from its Florida office. San Francisco was chosen as the destination and the move was completed by the end of January 2008.

149 New Montgomery Street Edit

149 New Montgomery

In 2009, the Wikimedia Foundation moved approximately half a mile (under a kilometer) to 149 New Montgomery Street, and eventually occupied three floors of the building until October 2017.

Operating leases Edit

Year Lease payments
2008 $103,121
2009 $119,153
2010 $280,382
2011 $585,114
2012 $683,640
2013 $1,005,896
2014 $1,230,176
2015 $1,291,452
2016 $1,341,844
2017 $1,292,625
2018 $1,440,110
2019 $1,489,134
(Future minimum payments)
2020 $1,481,050
2021 $1,525,482
2022 $1,571,247
2023 $1,618,384
2024 $1,666,935

The Wikimedia Foundation entered into a seven-year non-cancelable operating lease for its current office headquarters in San Francisco on 4 April 2017, which began on 1 October 2017 and concludes in 2024. The lease provides the Wikimedia Foundation the option to extend the lease term for one additional period of five years.

See also Edit