How to donate

Making a donation to Deakin and effecting positive change in an area you’re passionate about is easier than you think. 100% of your donation is invested in the fund or area you specify, ensuring your gift goes further to change more lives and communities through the work we lead.

Significant gifts

If you’re thinking about making a more significant contribution to an area that’s meaningful to you, we’d love to hear from you. It may be helping a young person from rural Victoria to achieve their dream of university study; contributing to research in finding a cure for an illness you’ve lost a loved-one to; or helping to ensure Indigenous Knowledge is better understood and applied to solve contemporary Australian challenges. Whatever your philanthropic goals, our team is available to help you accomplish them.

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Online giving

If you'd like to make an immediate donation, visit our secure online donation portal. Choose a once-off or ongoing donation to one of our three key priority funds to build educational opportunity and research impact.

A gift in your Will

Also known as a bequest, a gift in your Will is a donation made as part of your overall financial or estate planning. It's a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy and make a positive impact on causes you've been passionate about during your lifetime.

Are you a Deakin staff member?

Why not donate to the University through fortnightly payroll deductions via the Deakin GIVE program? You can make a tangible impact on areas that are meaningful to you while receiving an immediate tax-deduction for your generosity.

Find out more

Art and cultural gifts

Deakin participates in the Commonwealth Government’s Cultural Gift Program, which supports individuals, companies, trusts or other type of taxpayers to make cultural gifts of art, books, scientific materials, manuscripts and more. If you're considering making a cultural gift, we encourage you to partner it with an additional cash donation to help enable us to take appropriate care of your gift for future generations to enjoy. For more information on how to make a cultural gift, please email our team.

Learn more about the Government's Cultural Gift Program

Donating from overseas

Deakin has established programs in the United States and United Kingdom to support donors wishing to make tax-effective donations in these countries. If you'd like to make a tax-effective donation from the US, please email usIf you'd like to make a tax-effective donation from the UK, please visit the UK Fund for Charities site and select Deakin University in the program member dropdown.

Visit the UK Fund for Charities

Endowment and your support

Deakin welcomes gifts of endowment – donations that are invested over the long-term, where only the annual interest is used to fund scholarship or research programs. Supporting endowment means your donation continues to live on for future generations, having an impact for perpetuity.

Learn more about endowment at Deakin

Connect with our team

Got a question or need more information? Call our team on +61 3 9244 5150 or email us to chat about how you can support Deakin and the communities we serve. You can also connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.