The National Committee on North Korea is an independent project of Mercy Corps, a 501(c)(3) charity.

Major donors to NCNK include the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ploughshares Fund, Henry Luce Foundation, and Pacific Century Institute, Inc. 

Carnegie Corporation of New York   Henry Luce Foundation

Ploughshares FundPacific Century Institute

Donations from individuals are also an integral part of NCNK's financial base.