The FEF is a private, self-funding institution. It supports its activities in large part through its endowment which has grown over time from a few bequests and donations. However, an important portion of the budget, and one that is increasingly significant, is funded with the concerted financial backing of public and private organisations.
Beginning in 2012 the institutional activities of the FEF will be supported through the contribution laid out in Law 23 September 2011, n. 169 (Granting of contributions for the funding of research on the history and culture of the Middles Ages in Italy and Europe).

The principal sponsors are listed below:

Public Bodies

Ministry of Culture Heritage and Activities (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali)
Ministry for Education, University and Research (Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca)
National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)
Region of Tuscany
City of Florence

Private Entities

Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro
Banco Ambrosiano Veneto
Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Banca Toscana
Banca Popolare di Milano

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