The CSVR receives no financial support from the South African government. The CSVR is largely dependent on donations from foreign governments, NGOs, church groups and Foundations. Limited resources are also provided by the South African corporate sector and the activities of the CSVR are also partially supported by the consultancy and contract fees earned through our work. Over the past eleven years, the CSVR's supporters have included the following (this list is in alphabetical order and does not indicate the substantial differences in financial contributions made):

  • Anglo American Chairman’s Fund
  • Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Australian High Commission (AUS Aid)
  • Belgian Embassy
  • Bread for the World
  • British High Commission
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • The Conflict and Governance Facility (CAGE)
  • The Embassy of Finland
  • Ford Foundation
  • Foundation for Human Rights
  • Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)
  • Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  • Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, German Federal Foreign Office
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Irish Aid
  • Momentum Fund
  • Norwegian Embassy
  • Olof Palme International Center
  • Open Society Foundation for South Africa
  • Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
  • Oxfam Great Britain
  • Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims
  • Rockefeller Brothers Foundation
  • Royal Danish Embassy
  • Southern Africa Trust
  • Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • United Nations Volunteers Funds for Victims of Torture – United Nations Office for the Commissioner of Human Right (UNVFVT)
  • USAID
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • Weltfriedensdienst (WFD)
  • Zimbiala

CSVR has received funding to do specific projects in partnership with government involving the following government departments:

  • Department of Education (Northern Cape)
  • Department of Education (Gauteng)
  • Department of Community Safety (Gauteng)
  • Department of Health (Gauteng)
  • Department of Social Development (Gauteng)
  • Department of Welfare (Gauteng)
  • Department of Women
  • Gauteng Legislature Committee of Public Safety
  • South African Police Services - Crime Prevention Division
  • Umsobomvo Youth Fund
  • The Department of Safety and Security