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Funding & Support

How we are funded

The Lowy Institute is an Australian non-profit organisation. It is a public company limited by guarantee and operated exclusively for charitable purposes.

The Lowy Institute was established in 2003 with a gift from Sir Frank Lowy AC. This gift fully funded the Institute during its first years of operation. Over time the Institute has diversified its income base, although the Lowy family continues to provide the Institute with annual funding. The Institute raises the remainder of its funds from:
 

  • Memberships and sponsorships from private sector and government entities.
  • Grants from the Australian Government.
  • Subscriptions and ticket sales for events.
  • Philanthropic donations from private individuals.
     

Maintaining a significant diversity of funding sources is important to the Lowy Institute. It is one of the ways we ensure the independence of our research, along with appropriate clauses in all grant funding agreements and a rigorous research commissioning and peer review process. The Institute also has a long-standing practice of not adopting house positions on issues, but rather allowing researchers to publish in their own names. Indeed, there are often healthy differences of opinion between Institute researchers and authors on international issues.

We gratefully acknowledge all our funding partners. Their support helps sustain the quality and independence of our work.

Principal Donor

Lowy Foundation

The Lowy Institute was established in 2003 with a gift from Mr Frank Lowy AC. This gift fully funded the Institute during its first years of operation. Over time the Institute has diversified its income base, although the Lowy family continues to provide the Institute with annual funding. The Institute raises the remainder of its funds from business, governments, foundations and private individuals.

Donors

EY

EY provided a donation to the Institute in 2016.

Manikay Partners

Manikay Partners provided a donation to the Institute in 2017.

Michael and Deborah Thawley

Michael and Deborah Thawley fund an annual prize for an early career official or officer. The prize enables the winner to gain exposure to the work of the Lowy Institute and US think tank CSIS, based in Washington DC.

Grant Funders

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

The Lowy Institute’s Engaging Asia Project was established with the financial support of the Australian Government. The Australian Government also funds the Pacific Islands Aid Mapping Program and the Aus-PNG Network through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Sponsors and Partners

AMP

AMP is the sponsor of the 2017 AMP China Series.

Capital Group

Capital Group was a sponsor of the 2017 Lowy Lecture and Dinner with UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson.

NAB

NAB was a sponsor of the 2017 Lowy Lecture and Dinner with UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson.

Qantas

Qantas was a sponsor of the 2017 Lowy Lecture and Dinner with UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson.

Rio Tinto

Rothschild & Co

Telstra

The 2017 Telstra Distinguished International Fellowship is sponsored by Telstra.

UBS

Supporters Circle

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Dr John Baker
Mr Anthony Berg
Mr Chris Blake
Mr Michael Clifford
Mr Ken Gunderson-Briggs
Mr Michael Keelty AO
Ms Tracey Steggall
Mr Phillip Wolanski AM
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Supporters Circle Gold
Mr Andrew Kaldor AM and Mrs Renata Kaldor AO
Mr Ian Kemish AM
Mr Peter Joseph AM
The Hon. Margaret Stone
Mr Ezekiel Solomon AM
Mr Ben White
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From the Chairman

I thank all our funders for their support. The growing investment in the Institute provides a tangible signal that what we do is valued by business, government and individuals in Australia and internationally.
Sir Frank Lowy AC

Enquiries

Please direct any questions regarding membership, donations or sponsorship to Georgia Dillon, Stakeholder Manager.
Tel: +61 2 8238 9000