As a charitable organization, the Archive of Women in Music, along with the International Working Group of Women in Music, depends on external funding. Until 2014 the Archive was funded in equal parts by the City of Frankfurt and the State of Hessen. At that point, the City of Frankfurt cut its institutional funding without replacement. Since then, the Archive of Women in Music has been on the red list of endangered cultural institutions.
Funding institutions are
Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts (institutional funding)
City of Frankfurt am Main (project funding)
Frankfurt Foundation: maecenia for Women in Science an the Arts (project funding)
Mariann Steegmann Foundation – funding for women in music and the arts, with headquarters in Bremen (support for the purchase of important legacies of women composers; project funding)