In addition to private donations, CoalSwarm has received grants from the following foundations:
- Carlin Family Fund
- Energy Foundation
- Mertz Gilmore Foundation
- Rockefeller Family Fund
- Wallace Global Fund
CoalSwarm is a project of Earth Island Institute, an incubator for innovative projects in ecology and social justice. Affiliation with Earth Island Institute gives CoalSwarm access to logistical resources and 501(c)3 tax status, allowing the project to receive tax-deductable donations.
- "Background," CoalSwarm.org, accessed November 2011