The Internet Governance Forum Secretariat is funded through donations from various stakeholder groups. While host countries bear the majority of the costs associated with holding the annual IGF meeting, the IGF Secretariat's activities are funded through extra-budgetary contributions paid into a multi-donor Trust Fund administered by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). All contributions are administered and accounted for in accordance with United Nations Financial Rules and Regulations and other applicable directives, procedures and practices.
Contributions from all stakeholders are welcome, including in-kind donations.
The Secretariat is grateful to IGF Trust Fund donors, listed below in order of the size of their total contribution since 2006.
Donors to the Trust Fund
|Government of Finland|
|Government of Germany|
|Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)|
Number Resource Organization (NRO)
|Government of the Netherlands|
|Government of Switzerland|
|The Internet Society (ISOC)|
|Government of the United States|
|Government of the United Kingdom|
|Government of Japan|
|Brazilian Internet Steering Committee|
|China Energy Fund Committee|
|Afilias Global Registry Services|
|The Internet Society Foundation|
|Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia|
|European Registry for Internet domains (EURid)|
|Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks|
|Government of Norway|
|Government of Sweden|
|The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH)|
|The Walt Disney Company|
|auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator|
|International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS)|
|Coordination Center for TLD RU|
|Danish Internet Forum|
|Politecnico di Torino|
|Government of the Republic of Korea|
|European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association|
|Nic.at The Austrian Registry|
|Summit Strategies International|
In Kind Contributions
Why does the IGF need funding?
The IGF secretariat was established to be funded by voluntary contributions. Without funding, IGF would not be able to deliver its mandates.
Who can contribute to the IGF?
The IGF welcomes contributions from government agencies, non-governmental organizations as well as private entities. At this time, the IGF is not able to accept contributions from individuals. Individuals can contribute to the work related to the internet governance forum through IGFSA (https://igfsa.org/)
How can Member States, Corporations, Companies and Foundations support the IGF?
By making contributions to the IGF Trust Fund, entities can provide support to the IGF to deliver its mandate.
How do one contribute to the IGF Trust Fund?
Please contact us at [email protected]