MEDIA RELEASE: Generous OTF Grant Allows  Choir to Work Toward Sustainability

Hamilton, February 2023 – In August 2022, Chorus Hamilton received word from the Ontario Trillium Foundation that the choir had been successful in its application for a Resilient Communities Fund Grant. The purpose of this grant was to help organizations rebuild capacity and to adapt to the changing needs of their communities. The $44,400 grant that Chorus Hamilton received is allowing the choir to create a plan for sustainability.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s generous grant allows Chorus Hamilton to work on two areas of need, strategic planning and fundraising. To this end, two consulting companies have been engaged. A strategic planning consultant will aid in the development of foundational organizational strategies, starting with short-and long-term financial stability. A fundraising consultant will train the executive in the fundamentals of sustainable philanthropic growth.

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Kathy Martino, Chorus Hamilton’s President. “This grant has afforded us a pathway forward to sustainability. We thank the Trillium Foundation for its support.”

In its 55-year history, Chorus Hamilton has trained generations of singers, provided quality choral performances to audiences, given work to local musicians, and contributed to revenues of local venues and businesses. The choir has grown and changed and adapted to difficult circumstances. Chorus Hamilton is committed to continuing to create a legacy of education, high quality performances and ensuring a friendly, safe and welcoming place for all local singers.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grantmaking in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Visit to learn more.

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