Your donations fund the September Festival, other concerts, community outreach initiatives, education programs, and ongoing operations. You can also support one of our endowed funds. Remember, you will receive a tax receipt for any contribution to SweetWater. THANKS!

Four easy ways to donate...

Make a donation by sending it via e-transfer directly from your bank account. 

NOTE -Your full donation goes to SweetWater - no processing fees.

Click on the link below to make a donation via Canada Helps. Your donation and tax receipt will be processed by Canada Helps. 

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NOTE -Canada Helps deducts a 4% processing fee on the amount donated. 

Send your cheque payable to SweetWater Music Festival. Post to SweetWater, P.O. Box 333, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 5P5

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Call us at 226 379 8413... we can process you donation with your credit card number using the Square payment method. It's secure and a simple quick way to donate to SweetWater.

NOTE - Square deducts a 3.5% processing fee on the amount donated. 

If you want to direct a donation to one of our endowed funds, be sure to indicate on a note or within an email or online message while making your donation. 

Anonymous donations and donations by installments can be arranged by request.


Charity tax receipts are issued annually in January sent via email as PDF. If you want a hard copy receipt posted, please let us know. 

Charitable Registration Number: 85087 4389 RR0001


Why is your donation important?

SweetWater has an annual budget just over $120,000. A third is supported by grants from Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, other public funders, and various private foundations. The balance comes from ticket sales, corporate partnerships, and the generosity of our many donors.


SweetWater annually needs to raise over $46,000 from individual donors and corporate partners (sponsors).

How does your donation make a difference?

The funds raised support:

· Artistic Fees for performers and Artistic Director

· Accommodations & Hospitality  for all visiting performers

· Production costs for venues equipment rentals, insurance

· Marketing & Promotions to inform people about the festival 

· Special Projects for original composition commissions, community outreach and education.

 · Ongoing Operations - Administration of key areas including production planning and financial management.

·  Endowed Funds - Donations to one of these funds supports the future of SweetWater. 


What options are available as a donor?

There are various ways you can be a SweetWater supporter. Your contribution also has benefits.


Click below to find out more about Donor options and benefits. 

SweetWater Donor Benefits
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