Our supporters

The Centre for Brain Research is very fortunate to receive vital support—in many forms—from our wider community, having established meaningful partnerships within the non-profit, governmental, collegiate and private sectors.

We are especially grateful to the donors and their families, whose unyielding generosity facilitates our discoveries.

Local and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) offer a rich network of support groups, rendering invaluable assistance to people and their whānau living with neurological disease.

The Centre for Brain Research acknowledges and thanks the following people, trusts and charities:

  • Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust
  • Amelia Pais-Rodriguez
  • Angus Family Trust
  • Aotearoa Foundation
  • Auckland Medical Research Foundation—Many neuroscientists across the CBR are funded thanks to the tireless work of this medical research charity.
  • Bollard Charitable Trust
  • CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust—Founding donations from the CatWalk Trust have established the Spinal Cord Injury Research Facility in the NeuroDiscovery Facility. These donations support cutting-edge research into spinal cord injury, with the aim of developing new treatments.
  • CDHI Foundation
  • Coker Charitable Trust—Bill and Yvonne Coker both know how terrible Motor Neurone Disease is for families. Bill’s father and Yvonne's sister both died of the disease. Now their support is starting the first research programme into this disease in New Zealand.
  • David Levene Foundation
  • Douglas Charitable Trust—Sir Graeme Douglas kindly supports brain research at the CBR through the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.
  • Freemasons of New Zealand—This philanthropic community organisation has enabled the creation of the world’s first transgenic Huntington's sheep, and has committed over one million dollars to the brain research programme over the past five years. Recent research support is establishing a new drug discovery programme in the Biobank, and is supporting stroke rehabilitation research in the Stroke Clinic.
  • Gus Fisher Charitable Trust—Research into Parkinson's disease is driven forward thanks to donations from the family trust of late Auckland businessman Gus Fisher.
  • Henry H Hudson
  • Hugh Green Foundation—The Hugh Green Foundation is supporting the work of the Biobank to research cures and treatments for human neurological disease.
  • Kelliher Charitable Trust
  • Lambie Trust
  • Louise F Nicholson
  • Lynette C McHale
  • Marjorie L Prince
  • Matthew Oswin Memorial Trust—Matthew tragically died from Huntington's disease at the age of just 37. His family are ensuring his legacy lives on by helping to fund Professor Richard Faull’s research programme.
  • Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust—This charitable trust is dedicated to the improvement of health through the support of research and sponsorship of research trainees in the health-related sciences.
  • Neurological Foundation of New Zealand—Many neuroscientists across the CBR are funded thanks to the tireless work of this brain research charity. The foundation proudly supports the Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank.
  • Neuro Research Charitable Trust
  • New Zealand Lottery Grants Board
  • PaR nz—PaR nz has been a long-time supporter of the CBR. Their donations help to fund research on Motor Neuron Disease, to find new treatments and cures.
  • Sir Thomas and Lady Duncan Trust

Our funders

The Centre for Brain Research acknowledges and thanks the following funding organisations: