Projects are funded from a variety of sources. Funding for materials comes from companies, individuals, fundraising events, and organizations like Rotary International. Currently, the Chicago Professional Chapter requires all traveling members to fund their airfare in most cases.

Room and board in country are usually donated by the host community and are very basic. The Chapter will pay for medical and evacuation insurance, and remaining in-country travel expenses if possible. Travel team members are expected to assist with fundraising.