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How we are funded

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.

CPD is a registered charity with the ACNC and an Approved Research Institute. Donations to CPD over $2 are tax deductible.  

Our Supporters

Centre for Policy Development’s funders and donors: Financial Year 2022-2023

We would like to thank the following organisations who generously contribute to CPD’s work:

  • The Digger and Shirley Martin Environment Trust
  • Curlew Fund
  • Fairer Futures

CPD would also like to thank the following individuals who have generously contributed to CPD’s work this year, including: 

  • Brian Snape and the late Diana Snape
  • Sue Mathews
  • Danny Mathews
  • Ann and Bruce McGregor
  • Stuart Lloyd-Hurwitz
  • Lynne Haultain

Our Sustainers

We offer special thanks to the generous and forward-looking individuals who have signed up as Ideas Sustainers and are supporting our work by making a small monthly donation.

You can join these people and organisations who are helping to make good ideas matter by donating online or by contacting us on +61 3 9929 9915 or [email protected]. 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.

Our Funding Policy

CPD accepts financial and in-kind support from a wide range of donors. These include a mixture of generous individuals, philanthropic foundations, businesses, unions, community organisations and others, who are united by a strong belief in rigorous policy development in the public interest. This diverse funding base is critical to preserving CPD’s independence and reputation, and has facilitated more than a decade’s worth of important policy research. In limited circumstances and subject to strict conditions to preserve our independence, CPD will also consider accepting government funding.

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. 

Download CPD’s Funding Policy here.


Please direct any questions regarding donations or sponsorship to Allison Orr, Operations Director.
Tel: +61 3 9929 9915