KIFO was established in 1993. The Research Institute is organised as a private foundation.
The financial basis of the Institute's activities is secured through grants from the Church of Norway National Council, Oslo.
KIFO has an organized collaboration with the following research and educational institutions:
Church of Norway National Council, Oslo
Faculty of Theology (TF), University of Oslo
Norwegian School of Theology (MF), Oslo
Practical Theological Seminary (PTS), University of Oslo
Diakonhjemmet University College , Oslo
Church Educational Centre (IKO), Oslo
NLA University College (NLA), Bergen
Volda University College, Volda
University of Agder (UiA), Kristiansand
Ansgar College and Theological Seminary (ATH), Kristiansand