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
Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Central African Republic University of Bangui
Chile Ministry of the Environment
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)
Direction de l'eau et de la biodiversité, Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire
Germany German Aerospace Center, BMBF
Guinea, Republic of Ministère de l'Environnement, des Eaux et Forêts
Iceland Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources
Ireland National Parks & Wildlife Service
Korea, Republic of Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIP)
Liberia Forestry Development Authority
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
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
Poland Ministry of Education and Science
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology
Slovak Republic Ministry of the Environment
Slovenia Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
South Africa Department of Science and Technology
Spain Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)
Sweden Swedish Research Council
Switzerland Federal Office for the Environment
Tanzania Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
Togo Université de Lomé
Tonga Ministry of Meteorolgy, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change & Communications
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: