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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org