Useful Links

Philanthropy Australia
Philanthropy Australia is the peak body for charitable trusts and foundations in Australia and the R E Ross Trust is a Member of this organisation. Apart from supporting philanthropic members, Philanthropy Australia offers a number of resources to assist community organisations seeking grants these include:

  • The Australian Directory of Philanthropy lists over 350 Australian philanthropic trusts and foundations and is a key resource for organisations seeking funding.
  • Grantseeker workshops provide an introduction to looking for funding from philanthropic sources. The half-day workshops provide an overview of Australian trusts and foundations and the environment in which they operate. The workshops teach you how to research potential funding sources, what to include in a submission, what to leave out, how to make your application easy to understand, and what makes foundations different to other funders.
  • A Grantseekers guide to Trusts and Foundations is a free manual available to download from Philanthropy Australia’s website. It is a basic guide to philanthropic trusts and foundations, how they operate, and how you can research them and apply to them for funding.

Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN)
The Ross Trust is a sustaining member of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN).

Other Philanthropic organisations operating in Victoria
Andrews Foundation
Aussie Farmers Foundation
Australian Schools Plus
Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund
Bennelong Foundation
Besen Family Foundation
Bjarne K Dahl Trust
Cass Foundation (The)
Collier Charitable Fund
Colman Foundation
Colonial Foundation
Community Enterprise Foundation (Bendigo Bank)
Equity Trustees
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Foundation for Young Australians
Gandel Philanthropy
Gardiner Foundation
Harold Mitchell Foundation
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Ian Potter Foundation
Jack Brockhoff Foundation
Kimberley Foundation (The)
Lance Reichstein Foundation
Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation
Myer Foundation/Sidney Myer Fund
Newsboys Foundation
Wettenhall Environment Trust
Our Community
Origin Foundation
Robert Salzer Foundation
Scanlon Foundation
State Trustees
Telematics Trust
Telstra Foundation
Victoria Women’s Trust
Women Donors Network
Westpac Foundation

Links to community foundations operating in Victoria:
Australian Communities Foundation
Ballarat Foundation (The)
Bass Coast Community Foundation
Border Trust – Community Foundation for Albury Wodonga
Cardinia Foundation (The)
Foundation 59
Foundation Boroondara
Geelong Community Foundation
Give Where You Live
Inner North Community Foundation
Mirboo North and District Foundation
South West Community Foundation
Tomorrow: Today Foundation, Benalla