Until end of 2010, dblp was provided solely by the computer science department of the University of Trier.
Now, dblp is a joint service of
- Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics
- and the University of Trier.
The University of Trier is a state university with – among other topics – a research focus on digital methods and the handling of bibliographic metadata. The universities main budget comes from the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Schloss Dagstuhl is a "gemeinnützige GmbH" (i.e., a charitable non-profit organization under German law) that has been founded to support and promote the worldwide computer science community. Schloss Dagstuhl receives funding from the federal government of Germany and from the federal states of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate.
The dblp project receives and has received grants and donations by the following organizations:
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation),
- Leibniz Gemeinschaft (Leibniz Association),
- Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH (Klaus Tschira Foundation),
- Microsoft Research,
- and the Very Large Data Base Endowment.
as well as a number of individual donors. You can donate to dblp, too.