September 23 2019
By The Ian Potter Foundation
At the September 2019 Board meeting, the Governors of The Ian Potter Foundation approved the establishment of four funding pillars that align with the Foundation's Vision for a Fair, Healthy, Sustainable and Vibrant Australia.
Fair – Early Childhood Development and Community Wellbeing
Healthy – Medical Research Equipment and Public Health Research
Sustainable – Environment
Vibrant – Arts
While each of the above funding areas has its own grantmaking priorities and objectives, the Foundation’s funding principles remain; to support and encourage excellence, fund prevention rather than cure, seek to fund innovative solutions and ideas, ensure greater impact through collaboration and partnerships and cultivate leadership in the Australian social sector.
As a contemporary philanthropic foundation, we believe it is important to work in collaboration with other funders. We take a strategic approach to grantmaking to try to ensure each grant has the greatest possible impact on a particular problem, challenge or opportunity.