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):

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