BrainWise is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. 90% of the revenue generated from donations and the sale of its educational products and services subsidize costs to deliver the program to schools, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, as well as supporting product development, production, and evaluation.

The organization outsources many of its functions and uses volunteers to supplement and maintain its operations, thus keeping its overhead low.

BrainWise has received funding and ongoing support from the following foundations, corporations, and agencies:

  • American Family Insurance Foundation
  • Anschutz Family Foundation
  • Audrey K. Dines Memorial Fund
  • Charles J. Beaird Foundation
  • Buell Foundation
  • The Cloverleaf Foundation
  • Colorado Children’s Trust Fund
  • Coors Foundation
  • The Daniels Fund
  • The Denver Foundation
  • Denver Mile High Rotary Foundation
  • The Donnell-Kay Foundation
  • Hunt Alternatives Fund
  • First Data Western Union
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Jared Polis Foundation
  • Junior League of Denver Foundation
  • Kenneth Kendall King Foundation
  • Lucent Technologies Foundation
  • Maidie Foundation
  • Rose Community Foundation
  • Telephone Pioneers of America Foundation
  • Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
  • TYL Foundation
  • United Western Bank Corporate Giving
  • US West Foundation
  • Vanguard Trust
  • WB2 Charities
  • Westrill Fund
  • West Denver Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Funds
  • Women’s Foundation

Government grants have included funding from the Colorado Department of Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and and U.S. CCF Capacity Building Grants.