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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.

Our Supporters

We would like to thank the following groups and people who have generously contributed to CPD’s work over the past two years, including: Anne Coombs and Susan Varga, Ewan Ogilvy, Robert Partos, Anne de Salis, Robert Douglas, Frederick Chaney, Jacqueline Hayes, Gregory Smith, Stuart Lloyd-Hurwitz, Anthony Wilson, Julia Blackwood, Richard Tarala, S J Keim, Robert Neely, Kerry Goulston, Keith Walkerden and Sheila Walkerden.

  • The Digger and Shirley Martin Environment Trust
  • Watkins Coffey Martin
  • Curlew Fund
  • Fairer Futures Fund
  • The Madden Sainsbury 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.This group of generous and forward-looking people includes: Mark and Julio Mills, Anna Booth, Ian Anderson, Colin Gunn, Christine Paterson, Kate Miller and Gabrielle Meagher.

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. 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 finding. Read more on CPD’s Funding Policy here.


Please direct any questions regarding donations or sponsorship to Shivani Nadan, Operations Manager.
Tel: +61 3 9929 9915