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

    FAIR

  • HEALTHY

    HEALTHY

  • SUSTAINABLE

    SUSTAINABLE

  • VIBRANT

    VIBRANT

  • 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

FAIR

Community Wellbeing

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MR Melb Health 0121Bio21Cluster

HEALTHY

Medical Research

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Peole crouched plannting seedlings in open field with rainforest in background

SUSTAINABLE

Environment

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Five young children smiling

FAIR

Early Childhood Development

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Trained Midwife using Baby Comming You Ready app with expectant mum

HEALTHY

Public Health Research

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Dancer jumping in cane field

VIBRANT

Arts

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Funding Rounds

Current | Round 3 2022

Expressions of Interest open

Monday 6 June 2022

Can I apply?

Open Program Areas

Expressions of Interest

Important Dates

  • Expressions of Interest

    Open Monday 6 June 2022

    Close Friday 24 June 2022, 5PM AEST

  • Applications

    Close Friday 26 August 2022, 5PM AEST

  • Grants announced
    early December

News

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May 23 2022

Philanthropic collaboration tackles youth unemployment with $2 million in grants

Five of Australia‚Äôs 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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Green fern shoot unfolding

May 4 2022

CEO Update April 2022

Building capacity

In April 2021, The Ian Potter Foundation commissioned an independent Grantee and Declined Applicant Perception Report. 

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Artist's impression of inside of building showing light-filled atrium with staircase leading to various floors containing labs and offices.

May 4 2022

Grants Round Up April 2022

In the latest funding round, $18,961,327 was awarded in grants. This included $12,010,000 across seven Major grants. 

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Donations welcome

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