Your support matters
Deakin makes a huge difference to the world in which we live. Whether it’s enabling opportunities for students who otherwise couldn’t access higher education, or driving research breakthroughs and innovations that save lives or change the future of entire communities. We take great pride in being an institution that's building our local and global social, cultural and economic wellbeing.
We invite you to join us in our mission of being Australia’s most progressive university, working hard to realise the best future for all of our communities.
Areas to support
Our three key priority funds are a great place to start. The Deakin Achieving Potential Fund, Deakin Early Career Researchers Fund and Student Emergency Assistance Fund is where your charitable gift can make the greatest impact.
What is philanthropy?
We asked some of our valued donors, talented researchers and grateful scholarship recipients what philanthropy means to them.
Give today for their tomorrow
The generosity of our donors allows us to help students realise their full potential. Donations up to $20,000 will be matched by Community Bank at Deakin University until 31 December.
Make a gift in your Will
Making a gift in your Will is a wonderful and generous way to leave a lasting legacy that will enhance future students' lives and support groundbreaking research.
How to donate
The generosity of our donors is changing more lives than ever. Gifts of all types and size matter – whether it be a small cash donation, a more significant investment, or a future gift in your Will, 100% of your donation is invested in the area you choose.
Join the Deakin alumni community
As a past student you'll always be part of the Deakin community, here in Australia and around the world. Stay connected and you can enjoy the many professional and personal benefits available to our alumni, including how you can make a difference for current and future Deakin students.