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

  • Increasing early learning participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    Jun 2020

    In the lead up to National Reconciliation Week, the Ross Trust awarded $150,000 over three years ...

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  • Education steps up when home is not an option

    May 2020

    The Ross Trust is putting its support behind an award-winning program to support school children ...

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  • Challenges to philanthropy – a story for AEGN

    May 2020

    There is an opportunity for the philanthropic sector to collaborate and find a collective voice t...

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  • Almost $300,000 awarded to support COVID-19 response

    May 2020

    Grants to support some of the most marginalised people in our community, are the final grants awa...

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