Philanthropy & Community Involvement

At Shine Media we believe everyone within a community has the responsibility to support local not-for-profit organizations. Whether it’s a financial donation or giving of one’s time we all have the ability to help one another.

Shine Media has and continues to help registered not-for-profit organizations. Each year we choose 3 Not for Profits to donate a video to that can help expand their reach of services and assist them with Fund Development to help maintain sustainability of their organization.

Due to the high volume of donation requests Shine Media asks registered not-for-profit organizations to fill out an application below.

Please review and fill out the PDF Application Form and email to:  Attention: Virginia Hastings. All applicants will receive a reply within 30 days of submitting their form.


Shine Media proudly supports the following Muskoka organizations:WCA Muskoka
Habitat for Humanity Muskoka
Hospice Huntsville
Hospice Muskoka
Muskoka Heritage Foundation
Muskoka Chautauqua/
Kaleidoscope Arts in Education Programs
Muskoka Family Focus
Huntsville Animal Shelter
Huntsville Festival of the Arts
Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Rotary
Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce
The Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce
Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce
The Huntsville Makeover
Christine's Place
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka
Muskoka Women's Advocacy

Virginia's Community
Contributions Include: 

Economic Development Committee, Town of Huntsville

Participation as a 'Thought Leader' for the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, Georgian College

Private mentoring for youth interested in media arts

Regular speaking engagements with youth regarding careers
in the arts

Regular guest speaker at community groups such as
Rotary International, Probus re: career as a filmmaker

Doors Open for Young Girls Muskoka – a tradeshow mentoring
teenaged girls for future careers in science and technology

G8 Summit 2010 – Town of Huntsville Committee Member
helping to promote local artists

Film North Advisory Committee

Mentor to local business owners (with Innovation Muskoka) 

YWCA Muskoka Board of Directors 2002-2011 (Serving as Board President 2009-2011)


Mentoring youth
 - Article by Karen Wehrstein, What's Up - September 2011