Nonprofits in the Challenge work to raise money during the campaign. All gifts are processed through the Community Foundation. At the end of the campaign, Whitefish Community Foundation will provide a percentage match on the first $20,000 raised by each participating nonprofit. Learn more about the Match here.Read More
Donations are accepted online here starting July 26. You can download a copy of the official donation form here if you do not receive one in the mail. Sign up for our E-news below. Read more on how to donate.Read More
The Great Fish Community Challenge is an innovative fundraiser that inspires our community to give, raises awareness, and helps charities raise important program money. In the end, charities earn a percentage matching grant from Whitefish Community Foundation.
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "This is a wonderful program we've worked with since the beginning! It has been a great program for the school aged kids with disabilities in our area to learn new skills in winter sports! It has been a fun, courage and esteem building program for them!"
Casa For Kids: "So thankful for this organization and all their hard work!"
Sign up to volunteer for the Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration. Click Volunteer under the Nonprofits tab.
"Alpine Theatre Project, Keep up the amazing work!"
Glacier Institute: "Thanks for all you do."
Stumptown Art Studio: "Best field trips for our adopted classroom at Helena Flats! The kids just love it and so do we."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "What a wonderful program!"
Thank you local businesses for your support kicking off the 4th annual Great Fish Community Challenge: Mackenzie River Pizza, Craggy Range, Whitefish Lake Restaurant, Buffalo Cafe, Subway of Whitefish, Jersey Boys Pizza, Great Northern Brewing Company, and Markus Foods.
"Whitefish Review, thanks for all you bring to our community. We are so fortunate!"
Over $15,000 in Incentive Grants will be awarded throughout the Challenge! Watch the Whitefish Pilot each week for the next incentive announcement.
Nate Chute Foundation: "Let's stand on the side of reaching out rather than silence."
Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley: "Awesome group doing awesome work!!"
Whitefish Review: "You inspire everyone you touch with the talent and good writing featured in every issue."
"Love the Whitefish Review!"
Whitefish Review: "Retired and broke but, I have my nonprofits that deserve my donation. It's small in numbers but filled with heart."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Keep up the good work!"
Whitefish Legacy Partners: "Love the new recreational opportunities!"
Come out and celebrate the Challenge that is helping our community run on September 8 Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration
Whitefish Review: "Keep up the great work."
Sparrow's Nest Northwest Montana: "Thank you for helping our local youth!"
"DREAM Adaptive is amazing. They provide opportunities to youth and adults that allow them to take part in activites they otherwise couldn't."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Great people, great organization - thank you!"
Glacier Institute: "A wonderful partner to Glacier National Park."
Whitefish Veterans Support Team: "Great thanks to the veterans for their service and to the Whitefish Veterans Support Team for everything that you all do!"
North Valley Music School "Keep up the great work!"
"North Valley Music School - you guys are the best!"
Whitefish Firefighter's Association: "Thanks for saving our house!"
A big thank you to The Wave Aquatic and Fittness Center for hosting the 4th annual Great Fish Launch event!
North Valley Music School: "Camp Amadeus is a magical, musical summer experience for kids!"
The Great Fish Match Fund will start at $200,000. Your gift to the Match Fund will inspire our community to give. Click Donate Now to help the Match Grow!
"The Whitefish Community Center is a wonderful, welcoming place for our senior population."
"Flathead Youth Home, Fantastic Organization!"
Samaritan House: "Keep up the great work for our homeless individuals and families."
Nate Chute Foundation: "I so appreciated hearing about the camp that was run to help young people talk together about concerns. Yes, suicide prevention starts wtih understanding and caring about one another."
Flathead Shelter Friends: "Love our animal friends!!!"
People who donated in the 2017 Great Fish Community Challenge
Match Funds Awarded to 45 Participating Nonprofits in the Challenge
Match percentage awarded on the first $20,000 raised by each nonprofit.
Million Raised for 45 charities in the 2017 Challenge!