The World Values Survey Association is a non-profit organization funded by various scientific foundations.
The members of the World Values Survey Association (WVSA) carry out representative national surveys of the values and beliefs of people in their own countries. The data collected is shared immediately among the members of the network, and two years after completion of fieldwork, the data is published for public use.
Each national team is responsible for their own expenses and most surveys are financed by local scientific foundations. However, central funding has been obtained in cases where local funding is not possible.
The WVS Executive Committee provides leadership and strategic planning for the WVSA. It is responsible for the recruitment of new members, the organization of meetings and workshops, the promotion of publications and dissemination of results. The WVS Executive Committee also raises funds for central functions and assist member groups in their fund-raising.