It is the aim of The Ian Potter Foundation that the projects it funds will have long-term impact beyond immediate KPIs and outputs. The Foundation also recognises that we all can play a small part in broader global movements and adopts a collaborative approach, both in our grantmaking and our outcomes measurement. As such, we are beginning to offer relevant indicators from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as options for outcomes measurement.
These goals are deliberately broad to serve as a collective playbook that governments and private sector alike can use. They can also serve as a much needed shared language across philanthropy and the non-profit sector to signal areas of common interest and measure shared progress.
While grantees are free to select outcomes measurements that are best suited to their stakeholder needs, as a Foundation we support these global goals and, as such, offer the option to use of the global indicators behind these goals.
Below are documents which outline suggested goals and example metrics for grants in each program area. We encourage grantees to learn more about the SDG goals.
- Community Wellbeing
- Environment & Conservation
- Health & Disability
- Medical Research
NB Knowledge & Learning program areas (Conference, Travel and International Learning & Development) do not currently have SDGs.