The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours.

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Rainforest Rescue Community Tree Planting. Image by Martin Stringer.

A fair, healthy, sustainable and vibrant Australia

  • FAIR








  • 89

    Grants Approved (2021-22)

  • $40.9m

    Value of Grants (2021-22)

  • +420m

    Funds distributed since 1964

Our Program Areas

Find more detailed information on particular objectives on the program area pages.

Women bottling preserves


Community Wellbeing

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MR Melb Health 0121Bio21Cluster


Medical Research

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Early Childhood Development

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Public Health Research

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Funding Rounds

Current | Round 2 2023

Expressions of Interest open

Monday 6 March 2023

Can I apply?

Open Program Areas

Expressions of Interest

Important Dates

  • Expressions of Interest

    Open Monday 6 March 2023

    Close Thursday 30 March 2023, 5PM AEDT

  • Applications

    Close Tuesday 30 May 2023, 5PM AEST

  • Grants announced
    Late September 2023


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January 19 2023

Paul Conroy Appointed CEO

Mr Paul Conroy appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of The Ian Potter Foundation, The George Alexander Foundation, and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust

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December 8 2022

CEO Update December 2022

Since announcing my resignation from the Foundation in October, I have been reflecting on my journey as CEO over the past seven years...

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December 8 2022

Grants Round Up December 2022

In the most recent funding round (Round 3 2022), $4,876,463 in grants were awarded, of which $1,626,463 will be paid this financial year.

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Donations welcome

Support Australia's most innovative projects through a donation to The Ian Potter Foundation.