Your donations fund the Festival, community outreach, and education programs, as well as operations. Cash donations, gifts of life insurance, securities, memorial gifts, will and bequests keep SweetWater operation. All are tax receiptable. 

It's easy to donate...

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

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

Donate via e-transfer through your bank. Direct to . Send email note in advance to provide your donor details and amount being donated. 

Send your cheque payable to SweetWater Music Festival. Post to SweetWater, P.O. Box 33, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 5P5

Download fillable fomr to complete your donation
SweetWater Donor Ask Form.pdf
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Call us at 519 477 1403... 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. 

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 venue and equipment rentals, insurance

· Marketing & Promotions to inform people about SweetWater

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

 · Ongoing Operations

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
SW20 Donor Benefits final.pdf
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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 hard copy receipt posted, please let us know. 

Charitable Registration Number: 85087 4389 RR0001