The SocialWorlds Group is funded by:
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research (MICHR)
- National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
- Nielsen Foundation
Previous sponsors include NSF, NIH, Microsoft Research, Pitney-Bowes, the University of Michigan Alliance for Community Technology, US Army Research Institute, and Intel Research.