The IBC project needs regular funding in order to continue and to develop. This page explains how you can help to fund IBC's work.
If you think IBC’s work is important, please consider making a donation.
How to donate
The preferred method is via PayPal — all you need to donate in this way is a valid credit card. PayPal is an internationally recognised and secure method of donating.
If you prefer not to pay by credit card, please write to us at for information on alternative means to make donations.
A PayPal account is not required, and all currencies are automatically converted to their equivalent in UK pounds. US donors should note that donations are not tax-deductible for income tax purposes.
Why we need your donations
1 Organisations that have made grants to IBC include:
IBC has also received restricted funding in the form of contracts and commissions, mainly from University-based researchers.
Iraq Body Count is the only publicly-accessible project that is systematically recording Iraqi deaths on an ongoing basis. This work is costly. In addition to technical and communication costs, it currently requires something in excess of 100 hours per week of the labour of highly trained personnel to collect, organise, analyse, and publish reports on the lethal violence in Iraq. Every consecutive year has seen a substantial increase in workload compared to the year before.
Where our income comes from
Throughout our existence, a steady source of income has been donations made by individual concerned citizens. More occasionally we have received research-specific grants, principally from foundations and charities.1 We are deeply grateful for every type of financial support received, but it has always fallen far short of the actual costs of the work. The project has only kept going because of very substantial long-term personal investments (of both time and money) from a handful of project volunteers.