"Beggars can't be choosers"
At 0.08% of $162 million, you're far from begging.
The wiki community held a vote as to whether the Wikimedia Foundation should continue to accept cryptocurrency donations, the result of which was a resounding "no". The proposal was made by Wikipedia administrator, checkuser and oversighter GorillaWarfare based on three points: it could be seen as an endorsement of …
They run some of the most widely used websites on the internet, and a lot of other stuff besides. Consider what their income would be if they were a for-profit organization. $162 million seems completely reasonable, and is easily worth it for the services they provide.
They're not a for-profit organisation though. They're a charity.
A charity who's net assets total 230 million dollars. This has only increased year on year.
They have $87 million in cash.
They run a website with content entirely provided by (unpaid) volunteers.
But their hosting costs are a tiny fraction of their revenues, and the bulk of the value is created by a volunteer community. El Reg has reported repeatedly on the foundation's finances, noting the bulk seems go on political lobbying in the USA and not always for causes that are natural bedfellows of the community.
Something to bear in mind next time they put that disruptive begging bowl header on top of every page.
I'm pretty sure some of their donations are "donations in kind" from hosting providers.
ie the hosting provider provides hosting for free. IRS regulations require them to report the value of the free hosting as a donation, and the hosting provider probably gets a tax deduction for it.
Nothing wrong with any of that of course, just something to be aware of when assessing their finances.
"Bitcoin is an official currency in El Salvador."
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2021 Rank: 115/180
Percentage of public service users paid a bribe in the previous 12 months: 14%
Score change: -2 since 2020