In 2008-2009, researchers affiliated with the center were supported by over $6.5 million in funds from a variety of programs, including NSF, USDA-AFRI, USDA-ARS, USDA-APHIS, NE-SARE US Agency for International Development, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, National Honey Board, non-profit agencies (such as PAM and the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees) and industry-supported groups (such as the California Almond Board).
A substantial proportion of these funds come from collaborative research proposals; for example, of the 27 researchers affiliated with a nationwide $4 million USDA-CAPS grant on “Sustainable solutions to problems affecting the health of managed bees”, 6 are from Penn State. Furthermore, members of the Center are leading a recently funded $1.2 million grant from the USDA, Organic Research and Education Initiative on "Sustainable Systems for Cucurbit Crops on Organic Farms" which seeks to promote conservation of native pollinators and improve pollinator services in agricultural systems.
Since 2007, funds exceeding $500,000 have also been contributed to the honey bee and pollinator program at Penn State from multiple organizations, including Häagen Dazs, the O’Keefe Foundation, Wyman's of Maine, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Whole Foods, Beekeeper Groups and numerous private donors. These donations demonstrate the large degree of public support for pollinator research.