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

  • 2022 updated Statement from the Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries

    7 Dec 2022

    The Ross Trust has been working internally throughout 2022 considering the options for the Bounda...

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  • Stepping with confidence towards school

    7 Dec 2022

    Moving into kindergarten and primary school can be tricky at the best of times – and for many vul...

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  • Funding to advocate for our biodiversity

    7 Dec 2022

    The Ross Trust is joining seven other philanthropic funders and 11 major universities to support ...

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  • Helping mothers to help their kids

    8 Nov 2022

    The population of the outer Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne West is growing at an extraordinary ra...

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New grants approved (2021-22)
$3.5m
Grants paid (2021-22)
$146m
Approved in grants since 1970