These institutions make financial contributions to GBIF

Pachira aquatica, the "money tree"
Provision tree (Pachira aquatica) also know as "money tree". Photo by jmoralesrbpc licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

Voting Participants fund the GBIF Secretariat, advisory committees and implementation plan through their annual financial contributions, which are based on a formula linked to each country’s GDP. Countries whose per capita income is below US$13,500 per year are entitled to a 50 per cent discount on this contribution.

In addition to the basic financial contributions, GBIF's national members (whether Voting or Associate Participants) may contribute supplementary funding for specific parts of the implementation plan or other purposes as agreed to by the Governing Board.

The Secretariat may also accept income from other sources, such as foundations, agencies, research councils and private companies, provided it supports the purposes set out in the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding and the Strategic Plan.

Voting Participants

The following agencies from national governments are responsible for making annual financial contributions to GBIF.

Country Agency
Andorra Institute d´etudes Andorrans
Australia Atlas of Living Australia, CSIRO National Research Collections Australia
Belgium Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (belspo)
Benin Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières
Brazil Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (MCTIC)
Cameroon Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED)
Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Central African Republic University of Bangui
Chile Ministry of the Environment
Costa Rica PNUD
Croatia Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Denmark The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
Ecuador Dirección de Biodiversidad
Estonia Ministry of Environment
Finland Academy of Finland
France Direction Générale pour la Recherche et l’Innovation (DGRI)
Direction de l'eau et de la biodiversité, Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire
Germany German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) (coordinated by VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH) & German Research Foundation (DFG)
Iceland Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources
Ireland National Parks & Wildlife Service
Korea, Republic of Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIP)
Luxembourg Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle
Madagascar Centre National de Recherches sur l’Environnement (CNRE)
Malawi National Commission for Science and Technology
Mauritania Ecole Normale Supérieure de Nouakchott
Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Nigeria Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
Norway The Research Council of Norway
Peru Ministerio del Ambiente
Poland Ministry of Education and Science
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology
Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security
Slovakia Ministry of the Environment
Slovenia Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
South Africa Department of Science and Innovation
South Sudan Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Spain Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)
Sweden Swedish Research Council
Switzerland Federal Office for the Environment
Togo Université de Lomé
Tonga Ministry of Meteorolgy, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change & Communications
United Kingdom + DEFRA: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Natural History Museum, London
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
United States National Science Foundation
Smithsonian Institution
Uruguay Dirección de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (DICYT)

Supplementary funding

The following institutions make contributions to GBIF through supplementary funds: