Grants & Fundraising

SH2A Grants

Since 2013, we have been awarded the following grants that support our effort to keep arts and music in the Santiam Canyon.  We would not be able to do all that we do without these grants.  We will continue applying for grants to maintain SH2A’s programs and fulfill our mission in the Santiam Canyon.


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 Fundraisers & Community Concerts

Events have been suspended since March 2020 because of the COVID 19 virus. We are hopeful to start holding chorus and art events in the summer/fall of 2021. In addition to regular art activities, here are some highlights of our past and ongoing activities.


KYAC Community Radio has organized an acoustic music concert series from fall into the spring. Each series raises $8,000 to $10,000 from ticket sales to cover concert costs with residual used for KYAC operations. Additional fundraising events are listed below.


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.


Major events:


Summer 2017, 2018 and 2019:

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 raised around $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