BRLF’s philosophy is to work through a partnership model. Amongst the most important stakeholders in the foundation’s endeavours are its donors, who have actively supported the foundation.

The major donor of BRLF is the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. The MoRD has promised to release Rs 500 crore for development of a corpus of the society. BRLF has already received Rs 200 crores as corpus grant from the central government towards fulfilling its objectives.

BRLF has also received grants from some private donors such as Tata Trusts, UNDP, Ford Foundation. Arghyam and Axis Bank Foundation. Tata Trusts and Ford Foundation have each contributed Rs 10 crore to the corpus of the Foundation. UNDP has granted an amount of Rs 1 crore towards BRLF’s operations. Arghyam is supporting BRLF’s flagship initiative – Participatory Ground Water Management through a grant of Rs 93.3 lakhs for a period of five years. European Union has also awarded BRLF a project on “Strengthening Civil Society Action for transforming lives of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups of Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh” with a grant outlay of EUR 967.321. The overall Objective of the action is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the particularly vulnerable tribal groups and Dalits of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. The action is going to be implemented in about 279 villages of 4 blocks in 3 districts of Madhya Pradesh and two blocks of 2 districts in Jharkhand through 5 of our Co-Applicants.