The FPD is funded by a variety of sources including private individuals, foundations and corporations. The management and utilisation of the FPD's funds is regulated by an internal finance policy. The FPD is audited on an annual basis by Mahdi Meyer Steyn Chartered Accountants (SA). Audited financial statements (2012 and 2013) are available upon request.
Support the Forum for Public Dialogue
The FPD’s donors play an essential role in sustaining the impact and quality of our experts' work by providing critical financial resources to support a wide range of research projects.
The donors that contribute to the FPD value the importance of independent empirical inquiry that contributes to informed public dialogue. Engaged citizens are key to protecting South Africa’s democracy and hastening the pace of socio-economic transformation.
The FPD welcomes and encourages the engagement of stakeholders in our work. We have a range of opportunities for foundations, corporations and individuals to participate in and contribute to our research projects and to FPD’s work as a whole.
Donors may choose to direct their gifts to support the FPD’s core funding (general operating support) or specific research activities. Gifts may be for current use or multi-year support.
Core funding enables the FPD to hire and retain top analysts and scholars and gives the organisation the resources it needs to carry out a wide range of timely research projects, public events and citizen outreach activities to ensure our work has maximum impact.