The Hoedown is a unique event that supports 20 charitable recipients and over 100,000 York Region residents each year. In its 30+ year history, the event has raised over $13 million. Equally as important as the funds it raises is the Hoedown’s community engagement impact. The event is inclusive with a Student Hoedown for York Region students with disabilities; it supports the arts through its Hoedown Showdown; and it promotes environmental sustainability through its zero-waste initiatives. On top of this, the Hoedown is run almost solely through the efforts of close to 800 volunteers, many of whom are Magna employees, who roll up their sleeves to make it all happen.
The 32nd annual Hoedown takes place September 18 and 19, 2020. This year, 20 York Region charities, non-profits, and community groups will be selected as recipients of the Hoedown proceeds. The selection of all Hoedown recipients is based on the needs of the organization, as well as their ability to successfully complete all tasks required, as identified in the “Recipient Expectations” document below. Smaller organizations are encouraged to submit Collaborative Applications, which are explained in the "Collaborative Applications & Agreement" document, below.
Complete the PDF version of the application and email, mail, or fax it, along with all requested documents to:
Attention: Erin Cerenzia
14988 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1M6
T: 905-726-3737 x 27
View Recipient Expectations
View Collaborative Applications & Agreement
Decisions will be communicated along with an official public announcement during National Volunteer Week, April 19-25, 2020. All applicants will be notified of the final selections.
1. Constitutional Documents stating the mandate of your organization
2. A list of current Board of Directors
3. Your most recent Financial Statements