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CDU Foundation

The CDU Foundation’s core aim is to build and maintain relationships with individuals, families, businesses and institutions interested in supporting our University - our students, staff, research programs and physical infrastructure. 

The Charles Darwin University Foundation was established to attract and facilitate donations to the University and, in 2018, the Foundation celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

We connect the University to the wider community, celebrating the extent of CDU’s contribution to the Northern Territory, and supporting its critical role. 

There are few universities as explicitly mission-driven as CDU. We were founded to provide education to the people of the Northern Territory, and to conduct research into areas of critical relevance to Northern Australia and Asia Pacific region. These core aims guide everything we do.

Your support will:

  • Enable programs, projects and infrastructure above and beyond what can be achieved via government assistance
  • Help disadvantaged students and advance the University’s social justice objectives
  • Help CDU to increase its impact overall and put it even more firmly on the map for first-class educational choice

Donating to CDU is a powerful way to give back to your community, to invest in the Northern Territory’s future, and to improve countless lives through increased opportunities in education and groundbreaking research.

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Become a Member

Both individuals and organisations are invited to apply for membership with the Charles Darwin University Foundation.

Please contact University Advancement for more information:

Phone: +61 8 8946 6917

Member Information

Annual General Meetings

The Charles Darwin University Foundation 2020 Annual General Meeting has been postponed. Further information will be available in due course.

The Charles Darwin University Foundation 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 13 May 2020. Meeting papers and 2019 financial statements:

The Charles Darwin University Foundation 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 15 May 2019. Meeting papers and 2018 financial statements:

The Charles Darwin University Foundation 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 22 May 2018. Meeting papers and 2017 financial statements:

Life Members

The CDU Foundation proudly supports

  • Parthenon in Greece

    The Guardians of Greek language and culture

    We have worked together with the Northern Territory’s Greek communities to secure the University’s Greek Language and Culture Program in perpetuity. 

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  • Stephen Kho - Public Health Research


    CDU is committed to providing opportunities to students through our scholarship program. Scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government, community groups and the university to assist students with the financial burden of studying. Explore our Scholarships Finder to see what you may be eligible for. 

    Find a scholarship
  • CDU has launched the Emergency Student Appeal

    Emergency Student Appeal

    The COVID-19 pandemic is casting a wide shadow over our lives, including many CDU students.

    In response, CDU has created the Emergency Student Appeal to assist students experiencing financial hardship, and support them with essential living expenses and alleviate some of the stress and anxiety they are experiencing.

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How can I help?

Support Charles Darwin University by making a tax deductible* gift