The latest news and updates from The Ian Potter Foundation team.


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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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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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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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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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May 4 2022

Program area grants April 2022

24 grants totalling $5,122,327 were awarded in the following Program Areas: Arts, Community Wellbeing, Early Childhood Development, Medical Research and Public Health Research.

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April 15 2022

Time for reflection

CEO Craig Connelly shares the feedback from the latest grantee survey and the Foundation's planned responses.

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March 1 2022

Chairman's Report 2021

For many people, 2021 was another very challenging year, with the impacts of the global pandemic disproportionately affecting disadvantaged members of our community. 

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March 1 2022

CEO Report 2021

The role of philanthropy is to be optimistic, to ‘lift its gaze’ and think of what might be, what could be possible. 

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December 16 2021

CEO Update December 2021

As we approach the end of another year, feeling exhausted and expectantly looking to 2022 as a ‘more normal’ year, I am thrilled to share with you the work we have undertaken here at The Ian Potter Foundation over the last half of 2021.

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