Help us make Australian research dollars work harder to improve lives

We want more research to make a real-world difference. Can you help us do it?

We want those who make decisions to know what works –and what doesn’t – when they’re designing policies, programs and services in health and social care.

We want them armed with the right knowledge from research, when they need it.

And we think that bringing the best minds together from the fields of research, policy and practice will give Australia the best chance of meeting its most pressing health and social challenges.

You can have a stake in shaping this better future for Australia.

How will your donation help?

Your donation is in good hands.

Our goals are ambitious, but achievable, and our track record proves it.

  • For example, our partnership with Aboriginal communities and researchers is producing knowledge to improve outcomes for urban Aboriginal children. More than 7000 speech and hearing services have already been provided to Indigenous kids in need as a result of our work. Your donation can help us continue to collect the information needed to better understand the health needs of urban Aboriginal kids and their families.
  • By following more than a quarter of a million Australians over time we are working to unlock the secrets of healthy ageing. This work is giving decision makers and health practitioners important information to make better decisions about healthcare for people as they age, such as exactly how much obesity costs the healthcare system and true impact of smoking on the Australian population. Gathering this information takes time and money. Your donation helps us keep going.

We have many programs and services. Visit Our work to find out more.

Become a corporate supporter

The Sax Institute welcomes supporters from the corporate and philanthropic sectors. We are grateful to the many corporations, organisations and individuals who have already generously given time, funding or other support.

Art event

The Sax Institute is holding an art exhibition, called ‘Ways of Seeing’, in late April – early May 18, featuring artworks generously donated by some of Australia’s most celebrated artists.

These artworks will be offered for auction, and the proceeds raised will be directed to helping the Sax Institute continue and expand its important work.

The Institute is deeply grateful to the following artists for their support: Janet Dawson, Anne Ferguson, Merrick Fry, Rod Holdaway, Peter Jones, Jan King, Tim Kyle, Frank Littler, and Peter Powditch.

View the artworks here.

The artworks are available for public viewing at the Space gallery, 9–19 Elizabeth St, Sydney, from Thursday 26 April to Wednesday 2 May.

View and bid for the artworks, or buy raffle tickets, here. Once on the site, take the following steps:

    1. Click on the ‘register’ button.
    2. Enter your details and click ‘submit’.
    3. You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with the link to the auction catalogue and a passcode. Use the passcode to login on any browser, or click the link in the text to be automatically logged in on the browser on your smart phone. You are now ready to bid.

You can also register to bid via SMS:

    1. Text: sax followed by your full name
    2. To: 0458 678 678
    3. Example: sax Firstname Lastname
    4. Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to login and place bids.

We are grateful to the many corporations, organisations and individuals who have already generously given time, funding or other support

Our credentials

We are a non-profit, public-good organisation with a high-profile, independent Board with strong public sector governance expertise.

We’re staffed by highly-skilled researchers, analysts and staff with strong policy credentials who understand how to work with governments and other public sector organisations.

When we recently asked our key stakeholders what they thought of us, 100% of policy makers we surveyed said we were useful in helping them use data and evidence from research and in helping them work with researchers.

All donations are tax deductible

The Sax Institute is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as an Income Tax Exempt Charity: Charitable Fund Raising Authority No: 24513.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.