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

  • Building opportunities to support the conservation of East Gippsland forests

    Dec 2020

    The Ross Trust has provided an advocacy grant of $198,000 to The Wilderness Society, for East Gip...

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  • 50 years provides an opportunity to look back

    Dec 2020

    In the coming year, we will celebrate 50 years of the Trust by highlighting some of the key achie...

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  • My Tech – get set for high school

    Dec 2020

    A grant of $300,000 over three years has been awarded to Western Port Secondary College for its M...

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  • Charter guides ethical approach to philanthropy

    Dec 2020

    The Ross Trust is formalising its ethical approach to philanthropy, decision-making and operation...

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New grants approved (2019-20)
$4.4m
Grants paid (2019-20)
$123.5m
Approved in grants since 1970