Shelter Valley Folk Festival, Sept 4-6, 2015

2014 Fundraising Campaign Underway

2014 DONOR LIST HERE!

For eleven years as a year round non profit arts organization and Registered Charity we’ve asked donors to support our vision. Our Artists in the Schools program brings music to young people, our Community Concert program grows Arts audiences in our region, our Songwriters Showcase discovers local talent, and our annual Labour Day weekend Festival is known right across the country. We can celebrate a community organization offering learning, growing leaders, bringing joy to volunteers, and engaging towns and hamlets far beyond Northumberland.

We ask each year for help to make this possible. Our donor fundraising goal is about 15% of our annual budget. The rest is raised by us, through ticket sales, grants and other means.

We hope you can help make sure, our programs continue.

“I don't think I have ever found a greater sense of fair play, good will and the coming together of folk to encourage, share and grow through the art form of music.” Martyn Joseph, international festival performer

“The work that the festival does during the year to deepen their roots in the community pays off...the enthusiasm of the audience, and the number of local musicians gracing the stages. It is also a haven for families.” Chris McKhool, Artist in the Schools performer

How do we spend our budget? Toward the festival: for performers; maintaining our site drive/walkways, booth and stage structures; for site services (water, potties, electricity); securing supplies (food for 300 volunteers); plus funding our outreach programs including “Artists in the Schools” and the “Community Concert Series”.

Our year round activities engage over 300 volunteers, now a vibrant and skilled group. Each year we offer a tremendous learning opportunity for youth, create partnerships with local organizations that increase knowledge, and support many local suppliers and businesses. We hope you’ll consider a donation in 2014 toward our efforts.

Levels of support for Donors and Recognition

           PARTNER Level Support $2,500+
(Or In-Kind goods/services valued at $5000)

  • receive 4 Donor passes to the Festival
  • receive a unique performer signed, plaqued festival poster
  • receive an audio/visual memory album of the festival
  • recognition online, within site signage, our program, and print ads


           PATRON Level Support $1000+
(Or In-Kind goods/services valued at $2000)

  • receive 2 Donor passes to the Festival
  • receive a unique performer signed, plaqued festival poster
  • receive an audio/visual memory album of the festival
  • recognition online, within site signage, our program, and print ads                                     

FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL Level 1   $500+
(Or In-Kind goods/services valued at $1000)

  • receive a copy of our official poster
  • receive an audio/visual memory album of the festival
  • receive recognition online, within site signage, our program, and print ads

FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL Level 2   $250+
(Or In-Kind goods/services valued at $500)

  • receive an audio/visual memory album of the festival
  • receive recognition online, within site signage, our program, and print ads

FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL Level 3   $100+
(Or In-Kind goods/services valued at $200)

  • receive recognition online, within site signage, our program, and print ads

OR, MONTHLY GIVING…
Or you may be interested in supporting SVFF all year long with a “monthly” gift. Please call our office at 905 349 2788 to arrange.

For those interested in providing In-Kind support…

Contributions of goods and services are welcome and appreciated. Each In-Kind donation is recognized by the levels above, according to the value of the good/s provided, or service provided (a tax receipt for services is issued following Revenue Canada guidelines which require an invoice and payment exchange). If you wish to discuss donations of In-Kind goods, please contact us.

Yes, I Wish to Donate

DONATE ONLINE

You may donate through our online link to a secure PayPal service, call the office to make an over-the-phone payment with a credit card or by forwarding a cheque or money order payable to:

The Shelter Valley Folk Festival
Box 29
Grafton, Ontario
K0K 2G0
Phone: 905 349 2788
Email: festival@sheltervalley.com

The Shelter Valley Folk Festival is a Registered Federal Charity #80142 0142 RR0001