The Forum requires an annual operating budget in order to cover the salary of the Coordinator, maintaining a website and organizing plenary meetings, among other activities. The basic operating funds come from membership fees paid annually by active members. Each active member pay an annual fee proportional to its budget. There are several categories of fees such as "international", "regional", "national-local". Some members (WCS, CI, FVSA, FPN) have made extra monetary contributions for special projects according to their capabilities. Forum fees are administrated by one of the member organization, with the express consent of the other members.
The Forum perceives occasionally financial support from international donors in order to implement special activities and projects. The donors that have provided funding for the Forum to date are: