The full name of the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) includes the mention of “association for the peoples of the rainforest”. It is a non-profit association based in Basel (Switzerland). A Board with six members bears strategic responsibility for it, whilst its operational activity is in the hands of its director and a team of employees and volunteer helpers. Its offices were located at “Heuberg 25”, a house in the centre of the city of Basel in rooms where Bruno Manser himself used to live in the 1990s. Since October 2008 the BMF is situated in the Socinstrasse 37.
The Bruno Manser Fund is financed from donations from private individuals, foundations and selected businesses. Individual projects also receive support from the public funds (at the communal and cantonal level).