Funders

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
Argentina CONICET - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
Australia Atlas of Living Australia, CSIRO National Research Collections Australia
Belgium Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (belspo)
Benin Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières
Central African Republic University of Bangui
Colombia Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biólogicos Alexander von Humboldt
Costa Rica PNUD
Denmark The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
Estonia Ministry of Environment
Finland Academy of Finland
France Direction Générale pour la Recherche et l’Innovation (DGRI)
Germany Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
German Aerospace Center, BMBF
Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Guinea, Republic of Ministère de l’Environnement, des Eaux et Forêts
Iceland Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources
Ireland National Parks & Wildlife Service
Kenya National Museums of Kenya
Madagascar Centre National de Recherches sur l’Environnement (CNRE)
Mauritania Ecole Normale Supérieure de Nouakchott
Mexico Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)
Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Norway The Research Council of Norway
Peru Ministerio del Ambiente
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology
Republic of Korea Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)
Slovak Republic Ministry of the Environment
Slovenia Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
South Africa Department of Science and Technology
Sweden Swedish Research Council
Switzerland Federal Office for the Environment
Tanzania Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
Togo Université de Lomé
Uganda Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Natural History Museum, London
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: