The Ross Trust is a perpetual charitable trust with a vision to create positive social and environmental change so Victorians can thrive. As a compassionate and responsive philanthropic leader, we want to enable young people in Victoria by giving them equitable access to education, so they can complete their secondary schooling regardless of their circumstances. We work with partners to ensure Victoria’s biodiversity is conserved, protected and valued by all as part of a healthy and resilient environment.

From time to time, the Ross Trust will fund to other areas of need including responding to Victorians in crisis and working collaboratively to build the capacity of the philanthropic and social sector.

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Latest news

  • Philanthropy acts with urgency and purpose

    Apr 2020

    We’ve joined with Philanthropy Australia and 18 other philanthropic leaders to commit to a set of...

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  • Backing our biodiversity conservation strategy

    Apr 2020

    In less than a year of granting, the Ross Trust has awarded as much funding to biodiversity conse...

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  • Philanthropic response to COVID-19

    Apr 2020

    Funding platform launched to support a coordinated philanthropic funding response to the global p...

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  • COVID-19 impacts and responses

    Mar 2020

    We remain committed to continuing our work and supporting you....

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New grants approved (2018-19)
$3.7m
Value of grants (2018-19)
$118.5m
Funds distributed since 1970