Renate Medley, Co-founder of Santiam Hearts to Arts "Pony Up for the Arts" fundraiser

Fundraisers, Events and Community Concerts:

 

Fundraising is extremely important to SH2A.  We support the Santiam Canyon Community Chorus paying the music director, accompanist and purchasing music.  We support our local schools by helping fund the Missoula Children’s Theater  and providing funds for music supplies that are needed.  We support art classes and provide a place for artists to show their craft to the public.  We will work diligently to continue funding these projects and as many more as possible.  Music and Art is such an important component in our communities SH2A will reach out to anyone of any age who wants to participate in the arts.

In addition to grants, generous sponsors and donations have also helped sustain SH2A and KYAC Community Radio. We are very grateful for their support.

SH2A Grants - updated November 7, 2022

Since 2013, Santiam Hearts to Arts (SH2A) has been awarded grants that support our effort to keep arts and music in the Santiam Canyon and on the air.  We would not be able to continue KYAC Community Radio, the Santiam Canyon Community Chorus and our other programs without the support of our community and the following grants.  We thank you all for your continued support.

 We will continue applying for grants to maintain SH2A’s programs and fulfill our mission in the Santiam Canyon.

SH2A Fundraisers & Community Concerts

 

Santiam Hearts to Arts Grants 

 

 

Since 2013, Santiam Hearts to Arts (SH2A) has been awarded grants that support our effort to keep arts and music in the Santiam Canyon and on the air.  We would not be able to continue KYAC Community Radio, the Santiam Canyon Community Chorus and our other programs without the support of our community and the following grants.  We thank you all for your continued support.

 

March 2022    Marion County:  KYAC Expansion in Santiam Area              $49,700

(This is a multi-year project to reach Detroit and other Santiam areas)

 

November 2021    Frontier Investment Group:  KYAC Upgrade        $5,000

 

November 2021    American Legion:  KYAC Equipment            $5,000

 

August 2021    Clark Foundation:  KYAC  Equipment/Operations        $5,000

 

December 2020  Pacific Power Foundation: SH2A & KYAC Operations    $5,000

 

September 2020  Clark Foundation:  KYAC Equipment/Operations        $5,000

 

August 2020   Oregon Comm. Foundation:  COVID Relief Support        $5,000

 

July 2020     Emmett Quady Foundation:  SH2A & KYAC Operations    $2,500

 

December 2019    Pacific Power Foundation:  Music for KYAC        $2,500

 

October 2019     Donation Frances Thomas: Stewart’s Hall Renovation    $5,000

 

September 2019      Don Purcell Estate:  KYAC & Music Education    $6,000

 

July 2019 Oregon Comm. Foundation:   Chorus Director            $1,500

Arts Programs                      2,500

                                      Total $4,000

 

December 2018    Pacific Power Foundation:

                Santiam Canyon Community Chorus        $1,500

 

May 2018          Linn County Cultural Coalition:

                Support Canyon arts and artisans        $1,000

 

May 2018 Oregon Comm. Foundation:   Chorus Director            $4,000

Arts Programs                  2,500

                                         Total $6,500

 

July 2017          Marion County Emergency Broadcasting Service:

                    New Antenna and Transmitter    $18,225

April 2017         Youth Benefit Golf Tournament:

Guitar Building class            $1,000

 

January 2017    Pacific Power:    Chorus Director, Art classes        $1,250

School Music/Art programs          1,250

                                       Total $2,500

 

May 2016    Doris J. Wipper Fund:       Art/Music Classes and supplies    $2,700

Music in the Park              1,500

KYAC Website                 800

                                       Total $5,000

 

April, 2016        Mill City Eagles:      General Operating            $3,000

  

February 2016   Pacific Power:    Chorus Director            $1,500

Music/Art supplies                 500

                                        Total $2,000

 

December 2015 Oregon Comm. Foundation:      General Operating        $   300

 

 

November 2015 Oregon Comm. Foundation:   Chorus Director        $3,500

Music and Art Education      1,250

Music and Art supplies         250

Total $5,000

 

October 2015     Donation Board Member:       SH2A Website         $  800

 

September 2015 Donation Tom Peters:       Abba Queen donation    $   500

 

June 2015           Donation Jennie Jones:         Community Chorus        $5,000

 

January 2014      Schnitzer Foundation:      Operating Costs        $1,000

 

January 2014     Autzen Foundation:               Operating Costs        $7,000

 

December 2013 Holzman Foundation:     Operating Costs        $1,000

 

Fundraisers, Events and Community Concerts:

 

Events were suspended from March 2020 to September 2022 because of the COVID virus. In the fall of 2022 we started holding chorus and art events including a monthly community Art Mart for local artists and craft people.   

 

KYAC Community Radio has organized an annual acoustic music concert series from fall into the spring for many years. Each series raises $8,000 to $10,000 from ticket sales to cover concert costs with residual used for KYAC operations. This series was cancelled for fall of 2020 and 2021 and restarted in the fall of 2022 in the renovated Stewart’s Hall, home of KYAC studio.

 

The Santiam Community Chorus has put on public concerts every spring, fall and winter with special Christmas performances. For several years the chorus has been invited to sing in the State Capitol rotunda for a Christmas performance. After a COVID hiatus the chorus restarted activities in the fall of 2022 with rehearsals in the renovated Stewart’s Hall.

 

Summer 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022:

Co-hosting with the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce, the annual River City Music and Art Jamboree, featuring local bands, the community chorus and numerous artists and other vendors. The first year this event was held over the 2017 Eclipse weekend. The event raises from $5,000 to $8,000 per year split between the two organizations.  

 

September 2018:

The Portland lesbian Choir presented Come Together concert featuring the Santiam Community Chorus and other music. The presentation as held at the First United Methodist Church in Stayton. The concert also was a fundraiser for SH2A.

 

September 2015:

The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) presented ABBA/Queen Concert at Stayton High School grossing over $4,000 for general operating support.

 

April 2015:

The Santiam Canyon Community Chorus presented Japanese Peace, Harmony and Tolerance program at Santiam School Auditorium raising $1000.00 for general operating support.

 

September 2014:

SH2A Presents Acoustics in the Mountain at Elkhorn Valley Bed & Breakfast grounds raising $1,000 for general operating support.

 

March 2014:

Santiam Canyon Community Chorus Presented Sendler Peace, Harmony and Tolerance program at Santiam School Auditorium raising over $1,000