The Encyclopedia of Life project is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Biodiversity Synthesis Group is funded by the MacArthur Foundation as well as the National Science Foundation, The J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, The Harris Family foundation and MaryEllen and Richard Keyser, and many more gracious donors.

The Biodiversity Synthesis Group redistributes much of its funding in the form of grants for small scientific meetings, internships, and special programs. Please explore the site to learn about how our programs have impacted biodiversity science and science education.