The September Board meeting considered grants for round 2, 2017. Thirty-eight grants were awarded, totaling $2.2 million.
There is a continuing concern that women are under-represented in science and that this is not just due to current career glass ceilings but also to girls not choosing to study STEM subjects at high school and university. So, how do we solve the problem of getting girls interested in STEM?
What’s the connection between land management, biodiversity and mental health? This is the question that a new 5-year project led by the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society seeks to investigate.
In this round the Board approved 75 grants valued at $4.7 million.
There have been a number of sector engagement activities undertaken by the Foundation since the beginning of the year.
In April, the Foundation hosted an Arts Forum focusing on current best practices in evaluation for this sector.
In April, Dr Alberto Furlan and Dr Squirrel Main were delighted to visit the Karinya Young Women’s Service in Tasmania to hear about Karinya’s successful Young Mums ‘n’ Bubs (KYM) program.
Experience is the best teacher, which is why The Ian Potter Foundation has made available the summarised learnings of its grantees from the past five years.
The Ian Potter Foundation is hitting the road in May. We will be in Brisbane on Tuesday 9 May and are inviting QLD-based charitable organisations to learn more about the Foundation.