A rich tradition of giving at Ivanhoe Grammar School can be traced back to 1919 when Reverend Sydney Buckley’s vision of expanding the School from a small one of 37 students, created in 1915, led to the purchase of the site on which the School now stands. This purchase would not have been made possible without the generosity of both the Diocesan Board and friends of the School. Since that time, a strong tradition of generosity for the benefit of future generations of Ivanhoe students has become an important part of the culture at Ivanhoe.

A robust and well supported philanthropic program is vital for keeping Ivanhoe at the fore-front of independent schooling. Philanthropic support allows the School to confidently invest in students, first-class facilities and resources that enhance the Ivanhoe experience for all students. Every gift, no matter the size, is valued and makes a difference.

There are several ways you can actively support current and future students of Ivanhoe.

Download the Giving Form or give now by clicking on the fund below. 

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Scholarships – an investment that lasts a lifetime

Ivanhoe Grammar School has a long history of providing scholarship opportunities for deserving students in order to experience an Ivanhoe education, regardless of their financial circumstances. Continued philanthropic support will provide greater access to benefit more students.

‘Before I was awarded the scholarship, my family wasn’t able to secure a place for me at Ivanhoe Grammar School. A place at the School has given me countless opportunities to develop and change as an individual, seek new passions and ambitions. In my opinion, opportunity is something that defines Ivanhoe Grammar School. There are seemingly infinite activities, classes, sports and leadership roles to pursue from the beginning of an Ivanhoe education. As soon as I came to Ivanhoe in year 7, I felt included in the school family. Thanks so much for the scholarship at this amazing school.’ –  Year 12 student 2019, FO Watts Scholar

The School offers many scholarships including:

  • Peter Huxley Scholarship
  • Slater/Graham Scholarship
  • Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Centenary Scholarship

Donations to the Ivanhoe Grammar School Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.

If you would like more information to donate to existing scholarships or fund a new scholarship, please contact Geoff Brown on +61 3 9490 3423 or via email


Building Fund – support capital projects to build on our strong foundations

As Ivanhoe Grammar School continues to evolve, facilities play a pivotal role in the delivery of first-class learning experiences. Inspiring learning spaces, multi-purpose communal areas and leading-edge sporting facilities need to be created, maintained and improved. Philanthropic support ensures the realisation of future projects.

Construction of the Sports Centre at The Ridgeway Campus is progressing and there are future improvements in the planning stage for the facilities at Plenty Campus and Buckley House. As a result, new opportunities exist to support these projects.

If you have enquiries regarding current and future capital projects, please contact Geoff Brown on +61 3 9490 3423 or via email

Donations to the Ivanhoe Grammar School Building Fund are tax-deductible.


Library Fund – resources to support Ivanhoe Learners

Support student learning by increasing library resources. Gifts of $150 and above will be recognised with a bookplate in the donor’s name at the library of their choice.

If you would like to discuss a more significant donation to our Library Fund, please contact Geoff Brown on +61 3 9490 3423 or via email

Donations to the Ivanhoe Grammar School Library Fund are tax-deductible.


Consider other ways of giving

Become a member of the Fidelis Society and invest in Ivanhoe’s future generations through a bequest. For more information about bequests and other gifts to the School, please contact Geoff Brown on +61 3 9490 3423 or via email