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, sutainable and vibrant Australia

  • FAIR








  • 65

    Grants Approved (2020-21)

  • $26m

    Value of Grants (2020-21)

  • +380m

    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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Peole crouched plannting seedlings in open field with rainforest in background



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Early Childhood Development

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Trained Midwife using Baby Comming You Ready app with expectant mum


Public Health Research

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Funding Rounds

Next | Round 1 2023

Expressions of Interest open

Monday 17 October 2022

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Open Program Areas

Expressions of Interest


Important Dates

  • Expressions of Interest

    Open Monday 17 October 2022

    Close Thursday 10 November 2022, 5PM AEDT

  • Applications

    Open Monday 21 November 2022

    Close Wednesday 25 January 2023, 5PM AEDT

  • Grants announced
    Late April 2023


Queen Elizabeth II in profile facing right

September 12 2022

In Memorium

The Governors of The Ian Potter Foundation offer their sincere condolences to King Charles III and members of the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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8-storey building, top six storeys of apartments with balconies

August 12 2022

Viv's Place - an Australian First

Launch Housing, in partnership with Uniting Vic/Tas, philanthropic donors and the Victorian Government, has welcomed its first families to their new home, Viv’s Place, an Australian-first apartment building in Dandenong for at-risk women and children.

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Person at sound mixing board watching musicians on stage

May 23 2022

Philanthropic collaboration tackles youth unemployment

Five of Australia’s leading philanthropic organisations have co-funded $2 million in COVID-19 recovery grants to unlock employment opportunities in Victoria and Queensland.

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Donations welcome

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