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 Trailblazers 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.
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. The opportunities and benefits of joining our diverse global network are endless, both professionally and personally. Learn about the many ways to connect with your fellow alumni, including how you can make a difference by contributing through our volunteering program.