In 2010 ESRF received $30,000 in rent from groups that meet at Common Ground yet had about $33,000 in expenses to maintain the facilities. The shortfall of $2,600 had to be made up from ESRF members and benefactors. In addition, ESRF tries to maintain a prudent reserve to take care of emergency expenses and long term upgrades to the facilities such as carpet replacement, increase in insurance premiums, and other unexpected expenses.

(Update as this figure is 11 years old)