In September Louise Arkles, our Environment & Conservation Program Manager, had a rare and precious opportunity to escape from the grants treadmill and spend time with colleagues in North America. Here, she reflects on her observations and learnings from the trip.
It’s been a busy few months since our last newsletter. The program management team and I have recently undertaken a week-long scoping trip to the Northern Territory visiting Alice Springs and Darwin. The latest funding round saw grants made to organisations in every state and territory.
This round the Foundation awarded 71 grants totaling $7,368,221 in Community Wellbeing, Medical Research, Education, Science, Environment & Conservation, Travel and Conference. Grants were made to organisations from every state and territory.
Seven best-practice trends from The Ian Potter Foundation. Craig Connelly, CEO of The Ian Potter Foundation is interviewed by Generosity magazine.
Louise Arkles, Arts Program Manager at The Ian Potter Foundation, shares her experience of what matters and what counts in grant making.
Dr Squirrel Main, Research & Evaluation Manager, reveals why the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a vital tool for effective grantmaking.
The Ian Potter Foundation is joining the ranks of the Gates, Ford and Getty Foundations to become the first non-US foundation included in Glasspockets.
This year, I was fortunate to travel to the USA with members of the Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation to undertake a study tour of philanthropic organisations. The opportunity to meet with 20 or so major US Foundations and experienced philanthropists was invaluable.
Charles Goode AC, Chair of The Ian Potter Foundation, reflects on the activities and achievements of the 2016-17 financial year.