From 2002 to 2008, the OCA supplied St. Vladimir's with an average donation of $27K annually, from national church appeals. Since 2009, the national church has no longer been assisting seminaries within its jurisdiction with funding.
The seminary's Board of Trustees is independent, experienced, and diverse. Its membership, drawn from the various Orthodox jurisdictions that the Seminary serves, includes clergy and laity distinguished by their achievements in such fields as finance, business, media, law, medicine, and education. In addition to participating in regular meetings of the full Board, trustees express their commitment to the Seminary and its mission through service on various Board committees, thus enabling the Board to govern more effectively.
The Board of Trustees oversees the integrity of the Seminary's financial statements and emphasizes financial accountability. For many years the Seminary has hired an external auditing firm that releases public financial statements.