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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 early years of operation. Over time the Institute has diversified its income base, although the Lowy family continues to provide the Institute with a grant to assist its annual funding. The Institute raises the remainder of its funds from:

  • Membership 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 since this ensures that no single person, government or entity can influence our research. We also ensure the independence of our research through appropriate clauses in all grant funding agreements and we conduct a rigorous research-commissioning process and insist on independent peer reviews. Where we conduct commissioned research we require that findings and conclusions are independently determined and the resulting research is published and the funding source is acknowledged. The Institute also has a long-standing practice of not adopting house positions on issues and is non-partisan in its operation.  Our researchers publish in their own names. There are often healthy differences of opinion between Institute researchers and authors on international issues. We are home to many different views but the advocate of none.  We also have a strong conflict of interest policy to which our staff must adhere.

We gratefully acknowledge all our funding partners. Their support sustains the Institute and ensures 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

Manikay Partners

Manikay Partners is providing a significant donation to the Institute over three years, from 2018 to 2020. The Institute has decided to use this donation to fund a major research project on the international economy.

EY

EY provides an annual donation to the Institute.

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

Capital Group

Capital Group is a sponsor of the 2018 Lowy Lecture and Dinner.

NAB

NAB is a sponsor of the 2018 Lowy Lecture and Dinner.

Qantas

Qantas is a sponsor of the 2018 Lowy Lecture and Dinner.

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a sponsor of the 2018 Lowy Institute Media Award.

Rothschild & Co

Rothschild & Co is a sponsor of the 2018 Distinguished International Fellowship.

Scentre Group

Scentre Group is a sponsor of the 2018 Lowy Lecture and Dinner.

UBS

UBS is a sponsor of the 2018 Lowy Institute Media Award.

Supporters Circle

Supporters Circle Silver
Mr Anthony Berg
Fiji Consulate General & Trade Commission
Ms Dominique Hogan-Doran SC
International SOS
Mr Mick Keelty AO APM
Mr James Pegum
Mr Daniel Pritchard and Mrs Dyala Pritchard
Mr Zeke Solomon AM
U.S. Consulate General, Sydney

Supporters Circle Gold
Ms Tracey Steggall
The Hon. Margaret Stone AO
Mr Andrew Kaldor AM and Mrs Renata Kaldor AO
Mr Yosi Tal

Supporters Circle Platinum
Mr John Landerer CBE AM
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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 Ali Rutledge, Head of Partnerships.
Tel: +61 2 8238 9110