The Philanthropic Collective is a wholly volunteer-driven charitable organisation which aims to generate good will within our local community. With a primary focus on children and families suffering hardship, we offer material support to students, family members, seniors and schools on a case-by-case basis. We help provide solutions for those who fall through the gaps between governmental organisations and other charities.

Our Free Food Program provides access to fresh fruit and produce to 330 school children across the ridge each week. By delivering the program through local schools we can ensure that disadvantaged families within our community have access to nutritious food without feeling a loss of dignity. 

Our mission is to provide a meaningful experience of life on the ridge to our children and community through our many and varied philanthropic pursuits with a holistic approach.


Latest News

Oracle of Sassafras matches $1000 donation

Following today’s article published in the Ranges Trader Mail, the Oracle of Sassafras has kindly offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, the $1000 donation offered by The Philanthropic Collective to Sa…

MakerSpace at Sassafras Primary School

The Philanthropic Collective is delighted to have contributed $1000 towards the creation of a Maker Space for the students of Sassafras Primary School. The Maker Space project will be an important st…

HOTG Stakeholder Video Messages

From Sassafras Primary School:https://www.facebook.com/halloweenonthegreen/videos/750560768631493/ From Sassafras Preschool:https://www.facebook.com/halloweenonthegreen/videos/2159593000923225/ …

Halloween on the Green 2018 Finances Report

The Philanthropic Collective oversees all aspects of the event with one nominated representative from each stakeholder representative school to form a committee of management. Transparency is of t…

HOTG 2018 Acknowledgements

It is with great pride that The Philanthropic Collective once again hosted Halloween on the Green this year at Ferny Creek Reserve. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the small and dedic…

Thank You To HOTG Volunteers

The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank all volunteers who have made Halloween on the Green 2018 such a huge success. Your time and efforts on the day, leading up to the day and the day afte…

Halloween in the Hills

Article published in Ranges Trader Mail: https://rangestrader.mailcommunity.com.au/mail/2018-09-21/halloween-in-the-hills/ Event Director, Andrew Filip-Gautier and Yarra Ranges Council Mayor,…

Sponsoring the Sassafras “Archie’s”

The Philanthropic Collective is delighted to be the sponsor for the “Sassafras Archie’s”. We wish all the participants and emerging artists all the very best. …

Supporting Local Cricketer

The Philanthropic Collective is honored to throw its support behind an inspiring young man. We will be donating $1000 to help him fulfill his dream. Read his story below and if you too can help don’t…


We, the crew at Halloween on the Green, would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on which our event is held, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.