IMI is wholly reliant on grants and contributions from stakeholders. IMI is not a mediation service provider, and has no income-bearing activities.  Read more about our funding and becoming a patron here.

IMI’s Patrons fall into five categories:

  • Diamond Patrons – More than €100,000
  • Platinum Patrons – Between €50,000 and Diamond
  • Gold Patrons – Between €10,000 and Platinum
  • Silver Patrons – Between €1,000 and Gold
  • Red Patrons – Provide discounted services to IMI as a not-for-profit.

Diamond Patrons

American Arbitration Association

The American Arbitration Association, with its international arm the International Center for Dispute Resolution, is one of several Founding Institutions of IMI. AAA/ICDR classifies its Patron status with IMI as part of its public benefit initiatives to help promote and increase the use of mediation across all fields and all countries. Established in the 1920s, the AAA is one of America’s oldest non-profit institutions.
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GE Foundation

The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, works to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. In coordination with its partners, it supports U.S. and international education, the environment, public policy, human rights and disaster relief. In addition, the GE Foundation supports GE employee and retiree giving and involvement in GE communities around the world. In 2008, the entire GE family — including businesses, employees, retirees and GE Foundation — contributed more than an estimated $237 million to community and educational programs, including nearly $100 million from GE Foundation.
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Shell has a well-known commitment to tackling global development challenges and promoting sustainability through responsible operations.  Among many other aspects, this includes a strong recognition that business success depends more than ever on winning and maintaining our neighbours’ trust.  Shell has structured a company-wide approach for listening to our neighbours and business partners and for working with them to reduce the negative impacts from our operations and produce local benefits.  Dispute avoidance and resolution and a win-win approach is a major part of our philosophy of forging an enterprise-based approach to the problems that confront us all. Shell is committed to aiding the development of skills and attitudes that help achieve those goals.
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Platinum Patrons

Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution

The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) sets a new standard for the provision of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. The Chamber provides international and local commercial and governmental users contracting in the Gulf and beyond with a purpose-built solution for the rapid, effective and certain resolution of commercial disputes. As an independent institution, the BCDR is guided by an international Board o