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. The IGF project's expenditures are contained in the biennial Financial Report and audited Financial Statements of the United Nations. Contributions from all stakeholders are welcome, including in-kind donations. 


How to Donate

Contact the IGF Secretariat

2 Preparation of the pledge 3 Review and acceptance of the contribution 4 Signature of the Standard Trust Fund Agreement 5 Transfer of the contribution to the IGF Trust Fund



Why does the IGF need funding?

The IGF Secretariat was established to be funded by voluntary contributions, and not through the UN Secretariat's regular budget. Without funding, the IGF is unable to deliver on its mandate.

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, private sector companies, and foundations support the IGF?

Please contact the IGF Secretariat and refer to the "How to Donate" process above. By making financial contributions to the IGF Trust Fund, donors enable the IGF to deliver on its mandate, including implementing the IGF annual meeting, and supporting intersessional and capacity development activities. In-kind contributions to the IGF are also accepted on a case-by-case basis.

How can I tell my organization more about the IGF and why we should contribute?

Share the IGF Brochure!

Where can I get more detailed information about the IGF's progress and finances?

Consult the IGF Trust Fund page for complete details including: the latest IGF Progress ReportFinancial Statement, and Trust Fund Overview/Presentation


The Secretariat is grateful to present and past IGF Trust Fund Donors, listed below in order of the size of their total contribution since 2006. Please see here for the full status of donors' contributions.

Government of Finland

European Commission

Government of Germany

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Number Resource Organization (NRO)

Government of Switzerland

The Internet Society (ISOC)

Government of the Netherlands

Government of the United Kingdom

Government of the United States

Government of Japan

Nominet UK


Tides Foundation

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)

Microsoft Corporation

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

Community DNS

Government of the Republic of Korea

European Telecommunication Network Operators' Association


NIC-MEXICO The Austrian Registry

Summit Strategies International


Ribose Inc

In Kind Contributions

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

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


(Covers transcription for MAG and Dynamic Coalitions Virtual Meetings


(Provides remote participation for one face to face meeting)


(Provides extended Youtube Account for Sessions Videos)


(Provides WebEx Tool for Virtual Meetings)