CPD’s work would not be possible without our donors and supporters – a diverse group of organisations and individuals who contribute both financially and in-kind to help make good ideas matter.

We would like to thank the following groups and people who have generously contributed to CPD’s work over the past two years, including: Anna Booth, David & Naomi Block, Fiona Cameron, David Cumming, Tony Douglas, Paul Gilding, Christian Kearney, Julian Knights, Antoinette le Marchant, Grant Mathews, Ian McAuley, Kate Miller, Nick Moraitis, John Menadue, Anne O’Byrne, Christine Paterson, Ruth Paterson, Anne de Salis, Greg Smith, Malcolm Spry and Graeme Wood.

AEGN-logo Thomas Foundation logo CPSU logo  Australian Communities Foundation logo
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Hamer Family Fund logo The Ian Potter Foundation logo  Mullum-Trust  FSU logo
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  • The Digger and Shirley Martin Environment Trust
  • Watkins Coffey Martin
  • PPS Internet
  • Curlew Fund
  • Fairer Futures Fund
  • Johnstone Gumption Fund
  • Ferris Family Foundation




We offer special thanks to citizens who have signed up as Ideas Sustainers and are supporting our work by making a small monthly donation. We currently have almost 100 Ideas Sustainers. This group of generous and forward looking people includes: Mr. Peter Best, Ms. Elizabeth O’Keefe, The Rev. Isobel Bishop, Prof. Marie Brennan, Mr. Michael Hann, Ms. May Miller-Dawkins, Ms. Kirsteen Thomson, Dr. Glenn Close, Dr. Michael Willoughby, Mr. Greg Fraser, Mrs. Dawn Warner.

Thanks also to all who contributed to our crowd-funded book Pushing Our Luck – a list of the people who supported that project can be found here.

You can join these people and organisations who are helping to make good ideas matter by donating online or by contacting us on 02 9043 6815. As a non-profit organisation with low overheads the resources we receive are put straight to work on researching great ideas and injecting them into the public debates that will shape the future of our society, environment and economy. All donations to our research fund are tax-deductible.

A note on our funding policy: donations and sponsorship do not confer editorial control over CPD’s research, and donors and sponsors do not necessarily endorse CPD publications or research findings. Read more on CPD’s Funding Policy here.

In the past two years, CPD has also completed research projects commissioned by the Department of Agriculture, Farming and Fisheries, the Public Service Association of NSW and the Building the Education Revolution Implementation Task Force (BERIT).