OTF Grant helps Toronto Mendelssohn Choir revenue generation efforts


$35,000 OTF Grant helps Toronto Mendelssohn Choir revenue generation efforts


Toronto, Ontario – November 14, 2022 OTF Grant helps Toronto Mendelssohn Choir navigate through pandemic


Toronto – 2022, Toronto Mendelssohn choir received a $35,000 grant from the OTF to help Improve and increase ability to access financial resources and develop new and/or alternative sources of revenues.


With the decreased capacity for earned revenue as a direct result of COVID-19, the need to find other areas of financial growth is immediate. TMC engaged a fundraising consultant to work with us on developing new strategies to grow our individual giving program. The organization aims to move supporters up the giving pyramid, potentially stewarding some to become major or planned giving donors. This area has potential for meaningful growth for the organization.

Growth of our intermediate donors will not only help to make up the decreased revenue, but also set up the organization for long-term growth and stability.


The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated – it has allowed us to re-engage our large base of supporters and help the organization emerge out of a pandemic that has, among many other areas, devastated the arts sector.


The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is committed to preserving the space it has carved out for itself over its 127 year history, and hopes to continue improving the cultural fabric of Toronto, and Ontario as a whole.


The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.



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Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:

Anna Kajtar, Executive Director, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

416.880.7693 Anna.kajtar@tmchoir.org