Our annual grants reports contain reports from the Chairman and CEO, reviews of each program area and grants approved within the fiscal year, plus facts and figures, They are recommended reading for grant applicants and recipients alike!
The Ian Potter Foundation’s Board of Governors recognises that as the challenges facing Australia change and evolve, the Foundation’s thinking and approach to philanthropy must also be prepared to change and evolve.
The Foundation continues to make grants to increase the capability of organisations, usually organisations we have previously supported, to expand their activities in carrying out their mission to improve our society.
During fiscal 2022, the Foundation awarded 90 grants totalling $41.6 million and paid $36.6 million across 102 grants.
For many people, 2021 was another very challenging year with the effects of the global pandemic disproportionately impacting disadvantaged members of our community.
At the Foundation, we are thankful for the continuing efforts of the not-for-profit sector to meet the needs of the community while rising to these new challenges. So, in this year's report, we highlight several of our partners who stepped up to those challenges.
During fiscal 2021, the Foundation awarded 65 grants totalling 26.1 million and paid $28.5 million across 159 grants.
During 2019–20, the Foundation approved 94 grants totalling $29 million continuing its support of outstanding charitable organisations and investing in Australia’s innovative and creative people.
However, the past year has brought great challenges, requiring us all to adapt and change, to support those around us at home and in the wider community.
During this time of enormous disruption and challenge, our grantmaking continued to evolve while still focusing on supporting those who work to protect our environment, alleviate disadvantage, provide developmental opportunities to our children, and promote good health for all. `
In 2018-19, the Foundation awarded 113 grants totalling $25 million. The past year has been one of reflection and renewal at the Foundation.
The Board's decision at its annual planning day in October 2018 to add 'sustainable' as a fourth element in the Foundation's vision has informed this renewal. As a result, the Foundation has now directly aligned its program areas and funding objectives with its vision for a vibrant, healthy, fair and sustainable Australia.
Learn more about these four pillars of our vision, the respective funding objectives and grants awarded over the past fiscal year.