At its latest meeting, the Board of The Ian Potter Foundation approved grants for a range of exciting projects across many program areas. At this meeting, the Board also considered proposed new funding guidelines that will ensure our future grantmaking remains firmly linked to the four elements of the Foundation’s vision for a vibrant, healthy, fair and sustainable Australia.
In late 2018, Dr Squirrel Main, Evaluation & Research Manager at The Ian Potter Foundation travelled to the US to attend the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference. During this trip, Squirrel attended the Foundation Evaluation Directors’ Meeting where she was able to exchange ideas with 20 peers in the US philanthropic sector. Read more about Squirrel’s learnings and reflections from this knowledge sharing opportunity.
Here's a short video of our CEO Craig Connelly discussing why building and managing relationships with philanthropists is key to a NFP organisation’s search for funding.
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.