The primary supporter of IFs development in recent years has been Frederick S. Pardee. The model has been named IFs with Pardee in appreciation.
In addition, projects in cooperation with the National Intelligence Council and the United Nations Environment Programme have allowed great advance in the modeling system.
The National Science Foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, the Exxon Education Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Pacific Cultural Foundation (Peter Van Ness for assistance), the United States Institute of Peace, General Motors, the Strategic Assessments Group of the Central Intelligence Agency, the European Commission (Information Society Technology) Programme, the European Union Center of the University of Michigan (Daniela Gobetti and Natasa Gruden-Alajbegovic), the RAND Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, the US National Intelligence Council (for web-conversion) and the Josef Korbel School of International studies (formerlly GSIS), University of Denver.
Mihaljo Mesarovic, Aldo Barsotti, Juan Huerta, John Richardson, Thomas Shook, Patricia Strauch, and other members of the World Integrated Model (WIM) team. Stuart Bremer, Peter Brecke, Thomas Cusack, Wolf Dieter-Eberwein, Brian Pollins, and Dale Smith of the GLOBUS modeling project. Evan Hillebrand, Paul Herman, and others of the IFs for SAG project. Robert Pestel, Jonathan Cave, Ronald Inglehart, Sergei Parinov, Pentti Malaska, Markku Wilenius, and many others in the IFs for TERRA project. Rob Lempert, Steve Bankes, Steven Popper, Jim Dewar, and Fred Pardee at Rand, Santa Monica.
Harold Guetzkow, Karl Deutsch, Richard Chadwick, Gerald Barney, Ronald Inglehart, and Evan Hillebrand.
Donald Borock, Richard Chadwick, William Dixon, Ronald Inglehart, Dale Rothman, Phil Schrodt, Paul Senese, Douglas Stuart, Donald Sylvan, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, and many, many other professors and their students.
Michael Niemann, Terrance Peet-Lukes, James Chung, Padma Padula, Douglas McClure, Shannon Brady, David Horan, Michael Ferrier, Kay Drucker, and Warren Christopher. For the fourth generation of IFs: Anwar Hossain, Mohammod Irfan, and José Solórzano. See the IFs Team for a list of students involved in the fifth generation of IFs.
Original version by Michael Ferrier and Kay Drucker. A secondary version was compiled by Richard Fuchs, Germany. A third version was compiled by Jonathan Moyer. The current version was designed by Joseph Labrecque of the University of Denver Center for Teaching and Learning and is maintained by Jonathan Moyer.