Impact Of Giving

Great schools like ours don’t just happen. Back in the early 1960s, a group of individuals had the vision for an Anglican boys' school in the eastern suburbs. People such as Messrs Harper, Clarke, Hughes, Annells, and Plummer… names we know so well around the school today!

Without our ‘Founders’ the school would never have become a reality when it opened its doors in 1966 with just 135 students. Yarra Foundation carries on the tradition and vision of our School’s Founders by envisioning where the School might be in five, ten and even fifty years into the future and turning those dreams into reality.

Yarra Foundation was established in 1988 and like other great schools Yarra Foundation actively fundraises to secure the School’s future and support its building program. Since its establishment, the Yarra Foundation’s Building Fund has become an integral part of the life of the School, working in harmony with the School Board and enriching our students’ educational environment. 

Construction of facilities at Yarra Valley Grammar has benefited substantially through the support of the Yarra Foundation Building Fund which helps to achieve earlier establishment of facilities than would normally be possible. The newly created Scholarship Fund allows support to be directed to scholarships at the School, including those for students attending the Hearing Unit.  Yarra Foundation has a long term and integrated approach to resourcing the School for its future success, while still providing immediate benefits for our current students and their families.

The School’s commitment to the construction of facilities such as the Science & Mathematics Building, the Performing Arts Centre, the Past Students Pavilion and Foundation Hall, has been made possible through the generosity of our School community.  For more information about the history of Yarra Valley Grammar and the Yarra Foundation, please click on Foundations of a Great School below.