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“How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses to help?”

1 John, 3: 17
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Donations to The Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy

– with tax deductibility (DGR status)

As a research institute auspiced within the MCD University of Divinity, part of the national university system, the Yarra Institute has Donor Gift Recipient (DGR) status and so is eligible for tax deductibility for donations.

Being sited in the graduate Study Centre at Yarra Theological Union in Box Hill, a Recognised Teaching Institution of the Melbourne College of Divinity, the Yarra Institute undertakes research and teaching in key areas of public policy in the light of Gospel values of justice and solidarity. The Institute explores the resources available in the social traditions of the churches to address current pressing concerns.

Donate by mail

Click HERE for our donation form.

A donation to the Yarra Institute should be made out to the MCD University of Divinity with the request that the donation be forwarded to the Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy. You will find the MCD request form if you click HERE.


Then please send your donation to us at

The Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy
PO Box 505
Box Hill VIC 3128

with your cheque made out to the Melbourne College of Divinity or the MCD University of Divinity (both names are still in use) and we will forward your donation through the MCD University of Divinity which will then send you a receipt for your tax return. The ABN for the Yarra Institute is 41 920 916 986.

Donate online

Donate online through give now, the secure online service provided by the Our Community network. Click the button and follow it through. We will process your donation through the MCD University of Divinity and will send you your receipt for tax deductibility.



Join us as a volunteer

The Yarra Institute warmly welcomes help from volunteers with skills to offer. As our work develops, we will need help on various committees, with research, programing for TV and radio, publications, administration and fund-raising. If you think you may have a contribution to make, please contact us at our office.

Make an Endowment

An endowment is an interest-free loan, with the money invested for a period of five or so years. The endowment can later be extended or renewed. The donor retains ownership of the capital, but the interest goes to the beneficiary, in this case the Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy. The donor is not taxed on that interest. Endowments must be administered by Trustees independent of the Yarra Institute.

Make a Bequest

Let your contribution live on after you.
Most of us want to leave this world a better place for our being here. As we grow older, we may sometimes wonder how to hand on the torch of love and concern to new generations for a just and peaceful future, especially for those in poverty and distress. Making a bequest can ensure your aspirations and hopes will endure after you. If you wish to make a lasting contribution in the struggle for a more just and peaceful world, please consider the Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy in your will.



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