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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April 29 2024

CEO Update April 2024

We mark the beginning of a new era for the Foundation with Craig Drummond's recent appointment as Chairman

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April 29 2024

Grants Round Up April 2024

In Funding Round 1 for 2024, the Foundation awarded $7,650,584 in grants.

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Chairman Mr Charles Goode.

March 28 2024

Charles Goode AC to retire from The Ian Potter Foundation

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    Grants Approved (2022-23)

  • $43.7m

    Value of Grants (2022-23)

  • +$450m

    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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Three perfomers and a puppet wombat in a canoe on stage.The performers are looking into the water at one side of the canoe. Two performers are wearing animal skins.

Funding Rounds

Current | Round 3 2024

Expressions of Interest open

Monday 19 February 2024

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Open Program Areas

Expressions of Interest

Important Dates

  • Expressions of Interest

    Open Monday 19 February 2024

    Close Friday 7 June 2024, 12PM AEST

  • Applications

    Close Thursday 8 August 2024, 5PM AEST

  • Grants announced
    early December 2024

Donations welcome

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