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.
The following agencies from national governments are responsible for making annual financial contributions to GBIF.
The following institutions make contributions to GBIF through supplementary funds: