Our supporters

How we are funded

The Centre for Policy Development is an independent and non-partisan organisation committed to long-term policy development.

We maintain our independence through support from diverse organisations who contribute both financially and in-kind.

CPD operates with strict rules governing our fundraising practices, guaranteeing transparency and accountability.

We are not politically affiliated and collaborate with elected officials across the political spectrum, business groups, worker representatives, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders.

We do not endorse, align ourselves with, or maintain formal or financial relationships with any political party.

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

Our achievements are only possible thanks to the generosity and unwavering support from our valued donors who share our vision for a more just, sustainable, and prosperous future.

We would like to thank the following organisations who generously contributed to CPD’s work in the previous financial year:

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 9752 2771 or admin@cpd.org.au.

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

The Centre for Policy Development accepts financial and in-kind support from a wide range of donors.

These include 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 our independence and reputation, and has facilitated almost two 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 COO Dr Allison Orr.

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