Among the children that get trained in Adarsh, the majority are from economically weaker sections of society. The cost of running such an institution is high on account of the very high faculty-student ratio, which is today about 1:5. Provision of transportation arrangements increases the cost. Obviously, it is not possible to recover the full cost from all the parents. What a parent accepts as the level of fee that he can bear is alone levied. Thus there is normally a gap of around Rs. 5-6 Lakhs (US $9200-$10000)per month, between the expenditure and income from fees. This gap is met by sponsorship of children, Grant in Aid and reimbursement from Local Self Govt. bodies of Kerala and private donations. However, continuous effort is needed to fill this gap. To help donors, two steps have been taken by Adarsh.

Donations to Adarsh in all forms enjoy the benefit of exemption under section 80 G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Now the registration is permanently valid.

Adarsh has also been registered by the Ministry of Home Affairs Govt. of India under section6(1) of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976, with Registration number 052850473 and can now, therefore receive foreign contributions.