HUMSAFAR has been functioning as an autonomous organization since its inception in November 2003.However in the course of its first five years HUMSAFAR was not registered as an independent organization. It received independent financial support for the first two years of its functioning from OXFAM India Trust through a grant provided to AALI, a feminist legal advocacy centre based in Lucknow. Subsequently HUMSAFAR received a grant from NIWANO Peace Foundation of Japan for April 2006 to March 2009, once again through AALI . HUMSAFAR received a grant from SWISS AID for 2011- 2012. One of the key objectives of this three year grant was to establish HUMSAFAR as an independent organization. HUMSAFAR was established as a Registered Charitable Trust under the Indian Trust Act in November 2008.
At present the funds are routed through another core group member Sahyaog. We are receiving financial support from Global Fund for Women, OXFAM , Action Aid .