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Donors to the IGF Trust Fund

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 Finland Government Logo
European Commission eu logo
Government of Germany Germany's Coat of Arms
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) icann logo
Government of the Netherlands netherlands logo
Number Resource Organization (NRO) nro logo
Government of Switzerland swiss
The Internet Society (ISOC) isoc logo
Government of the United States usa
Government of the United Kingdom  dcms
Government of Japan min jap logo
Nominet UK nominet logo
Tides Foundation Tides Foundation Logo
Verizon verizon logo
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee cgi br
AT&T att
China Energy Fund Committee China Energy Fund Committee Logo
Verisign verisign logo
Facebook Facebook Logo
Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Logo
Afilias Global Registry Services  afilias logo
The Internet Society Foundation isoc logo
Government of Portugal - Fundacao Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia Portugal Government Logo
European Registry for Internet domains (EURid) EURid Logo
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft - Communications / Nokia Siemens Networks nokia
Google google logo
Government of Norway min norway
Government of Sweden sweden
UNINETT Norid uninett logo
The Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH) switch logo
The Walt Disney Company disney
CISCO cisco logo
auDA Australia's Domain Name Administrator auda logo
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) ICC-BASIS Logo
Coordination Center for TLD RU ru
Danish Internet Forum Danish Internet Forum Logo
Politecnico di Torino Logo of Politecnico de Torino
Community DNS dns logo
Government of the Republic of Korea  Logo of the Government of the Republic of Korea
European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association ETNO Logo
MCADE, LLC. mcade
NIC-MEXICO mexico The Austrian Registry austrianreg logo
Summit Strategies International summit2
NIKKEI DigitalCORE nikkei logo
Ribose Inc. Ribose


In Kind Contributions

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)   

(Covers transcription for MAG Face-To-Face Meetings)

ICANN logo


(Provides WebEx Tool for Virtual Meetings)

cisco logo


(Provides extended Youtube Account for Sessions Videos)

Google Logo


(Provides remote participation for one face to face meeting)

ITU Logo


(Covers transcription for MAG and Dynamic Coalitions Virtual Meetings)


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 (

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]

Información de Contacto

United Nations

Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage

Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10


Tel.: +41 (0) 229 175 778