Case Studies

Since 1964, The Ian Potter Foundation has contributed over $200 million to thousands of projects, both large and small. These are case studies of just some of the many successful projects across the range of program areas the Foundation supports.

Featured Case Studies

  • Advancing genomic healthcare in Australia

    There is no doubt that the 2012 establishment of the Ian Potter Centre for Genomics and Personalised Medicine advanced genomic healthcare in Victoria - and ultimately for Australia. 

    Organisation: 
    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
    Project: 
    The Ian Potter Centre for Genomics and Personalised Medicine
    Dates: 
    January 2012 - January 2016
    Grant: 
    $3,000,000
    www.wehi.edu.au/research/research-fields/personalised-medicine

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    ‘The Ian Potter Centre for Genomics and Personalised Medicine has coalesced many partners around Victoria and indeed Australia and has paved the way for what is now considered the future of treatment: a personalised approach to identifying therapies that are more targeted and effective. Philanthropy at its best – when a risky but good idea becomes a new standard for medical treatment.’

    Dr Alberto Furlan
    Senior Program Manager

  • Vectra aids analysis of immune system interaction with cancer

    Immunotherapy has been heralded as the latest breakthrough in cancer treatment. This approach of priming the body's own immune cells to destroy tumour cells has shown success in many different cancers. The Vectra platform facilitates the analysis of each patient's cancer and its interaction with cells of the immune system.

    Organisation: 
    Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
    Project: 
    Establishment of multi-colour quantitative tissue imaging equipment
    Dates: 
    November 2015 - November 2016
    Grant: 
    $450,000

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    ‘The use of the Vectra by ONJCRI and collaborating institutes provides us with a better understanding of cancer and how therapies work - in the big picture we want to improve patient outcomes by ensuring they are on the right trial at the right time.’

    Dr Andreas Behren
    Group Leader, Cancer Immunobiology Laboratory, ONJ

  • SSO Fellowship Program addresses unmet needs

    The SSO Fellowship program provides the opportunity for young symphonic orchestral musicians to experience the unique and challenging life of a professional symphonic orchestral musician firsthand. 

    Organisation: 
    Sydney Symphony Orchestra
    Project: 
    SSO Fellowship Academy
    Dates: 
    May 2014 - December 2016
    Grant: 
    $200,000
    www.sydneysymphony.com/backstage-news/article/my-year-as-an-sso-fellow

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    ‘For 16 years, the SSO Fellowship has equipped young musicians with the tools they need to sustain long and fruitful careers as professional musicians. Participating in the program will not only ensure that these young musicians are job-ready and capable of winning positions in prestigious orchestras all over the world, but even more importantly lead them to become inspiring, imaginative and innovative artists who are able to transform lives through music. ’

    Roger Benedict
    Artistic Director

  • Investing in the vitality of Australian theatre

    In 2015, Theatre Works presented the inaugural Directors Lab: Melbourne, a professional development program for theatre directors, in partnership with the Melbourne Festival. It's success has led to it becoming an annual event.. 

    Organisation: 
    Theatre Works
    Project: 
    Directors Lab: Melbourne
    Dates: 
    May 2016 - Nov 2017
    Grant: 
    $126,000
    directorslabmelbourne.org.au/

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    ‘I think my practice can never be the same having experienced the Directors Lab. I feel I have never been surrounded by so many diverse minds, so many different ways of working, or ways of thinking, of not just theatre but also the world.’


    Participating director

  • TEACHaR closes an educational gap

    Education has the potential to be truly transformative, particularly for students experiencing complex disadvantage. Anglicare Victoria's TEACHaR program seeks to 'close this education gap' for students living in out-of-home. 

    Organisation: 
    Anglicare
    Project: 
    TEACHaR - Transforming Educational Achievement for Children in Home-based and Residential care
    Dates: 
    September 2013 - March 2015
    Grant: 
    $100,000

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    ‘[Anglicare's] teachers were pivotal to [the student's] engagement in the classroom and willingness to come to school every day. This success cannot be underestimated. Also giving ... the College an insight into [the student's] world ... was critical to his successful integration into school.’

    John Fawkner College

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