The Fourth Estate Alliance is a not-for-profit NGO run by journalists for the benefit of journalists. All income from whatever source will be put back into the company to cover operating costs, and to pay for the ongoing development of software services and other benefits for members. All income and expenditure is publicly available on request.

The company is registered in the UK with Companies House. Start-up investment of around 250,000 GBP for the project was provided by Michael Leidig and Central European News.