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.CountryAgencyAndorra 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) Germany Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 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 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 University of Warsaw 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 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)
The following institutions make contributions to GBIF through supplementary funds: