Supporting Motu

We set up Motu Research in 2000. Our unbiased, high quality research is highly sought after.


We have a reputation for independent economic and public policy research of an international standard. Our research helps public policy decision makers make informed decisions.


Motu is split into two separate organisations:

  • Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, a charitable trust that runs our research programmes. These are funded by grants from various organisations, including government departments and private companies.
  • Motu Research and Education Foundation, a charitable trust, set up to manage our non-contract capability-building funding. This comes in the form of endowments and donations from public and private institutions and interested individuals.

Please support us

We rely largely on grants and donations to ensure Motu Research can maintain its high quality research. 

New Zealand residents

If you are a New Zealand resident, make a tax-deductible donation here.  

United States donors

If you are in the United States, individuals can make a donation here.  

US corporate foundations can also donate to Motu Research. We have been certified as equivalent to a US public charity. Get the required documentation from NGOsource by clicking on the badge below.


Rest of the world 

Please make a donation here. 

Our current supporters

Thanks to Treasury, the Productivity Commission, Stats NZ and EECA for their generous support.

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Our current patrons 

Thanks to ASB, the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for their generous patronage.