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
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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.
Whitefish Legacy Partners: "Love the new recreational opportunities!"
Flathead Food Bank: "Keep up the good work!"
Alpine Theatre Project: "Love you all and LOVE what you create. You bless our community. Thank you."
Tamarack Grief Resource Center: "Keep Up the good work."
Whitefish Firefighter's Association: "Thanks for saving our house!"
"The Whitefish Community Center is a wonderful, welcoming place for our senior population."
Abbie Shelter: "Thanks for all you do!!!"
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County: "BBBS is awesome!"
"Love the Whitefish Review!"
Farm Hands - Nourish the Flathead: "The application of farming and gardening in the education of our youth is instrumental in opening their eyes to not only nutrition, but problem solving and leadership skills. Farm Hands rocks!!"
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."
North Valley Music School "Keep up the great work!"
Casa For Kids: "You rock! Thanks for all you do!"
"Thanks Abbie Shelter for the good work you do!"
Nate Chute Foundation - "NCF is supporting our community in a way that is desperately needed by breaking the silence about suicide and helping build resilience in our young people. Hopefully we can look forward to a future where those struggling will reach out and lives can be saved."
Flathead Shelter Friends: "Love our animal friends!!!"
Whitefish Review: "Thanks Ryan, Brian and Crew. Great job for so many years!!"
Whitefish Review: "Retired and broke but, I have my nonprofits that deserve my donation. It's small in numbers but filled with heart."
"Love Stumptown Art Studio!"
"DREAM Adaptive is amazing. They provide opportunities to youth and adults that allow them to take part in activites they otherwise couldn't."
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "Glad to contribute more money towards the great education you all provide. Thanks from the Patrol Fund."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Great people, great organization - thank you!"
Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley: "Awesome group doing awesome work!!"
Stumptown Art Studio: "We love your studio and all it provides."
"Thanks for being there Flathead Youth Home!"
WAG - "I love this park. I'm new to the area and my sweet pooch is used to running miles on the beach most days. She is slowly learning that THIS is the new beach! LOL"
Glacier Institute: "Thanks for all you do."
Glacier Nordic Club: "What a great asset to our community."
Whitefish Review: "Woot woot!"
A big thank you to The Wave Aquatic and Fittness Center for hosting the 4th annual Great Fish Launch event!
Sparrow's Nest of NW Montana: "Congratulations on your new facility."
Come out and celebrate the Challenge that is helping our community run on September 8 Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration
"North Valley Music School - you guys are the best!"
Nate Chute Foundation: "Let's stand on the side of reaching out rather than silence."
Whitefish Sports Facility Foundation: "Glacier Youth Hockey is a fabulous venue for the youth of the Flathead Valley."
Samaritan House: "Keep up the great work for our homeless individuals and families."
Glacier Institute: "A wonderful partner to Glacier National Park."
"Alpine Theatre Project, Keep up the amazing work!"
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center: "WE LOVE Ravenwood!!! The summer camp gave our son such confidence!"
Nate Chute: " Keep up the great work!"
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!
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation: "Keep up the great work!"
Whitefish Review: "You inspire everyone you touch with the talent and good writing featured in every issue."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "What a wonderful program!"
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "I love FOFAC! Their classes are offered way below cost. Our gifts mean they can keep their classes accessible."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Keep up the good work!"
"Whitefish Review, thanks for all you bring to our community. We are so fortunate!"
Nate Chute Foundation: "Thank you for all that you do for our community!"
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.
Samaritan House: "My God bless this House. Thank you for all that you do. "
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!"
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!"
"Keep up the good work Center for Restorative Youth Justice!
Whitefish Review: "Keep up the great work."
Flathead Cancer Aid: "Thank you for all you do."
Over $15,000 in Incentive Grants will be awarded throughout the Challenge! Watch the Whitefish Pilot each week for the next incentive announcement.
Abbie Shelter: "My God bless your good work. Thank you for what you do. "
Sign up to volunteer for the Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration. Click Volunteer under the Nonprofits tab.
"Flathead Youth Home, Fantastic Organization!"
Whitefish Review: "Happy to continue our support."
Whitefish Review: "Best thing ever!"
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "Looking forward to anouther great season."
Child Bridge: "$ Plus prayer."
Child Bridge: "Thank you for all you do for foster families. We couldn't do it without you!"
Casa For Kids: "So thankful for this organization and all their hard work!"
Sparrow's Nest Northwest Montana: "Thank you for helping our local youth!"
Stumptown Art Studio: "Best field trips for our adopted classroom at Helena Flats! The kids just love it and so do we."
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center: "Thank you for your important work!"
Friends of Flathead Avalanche Center: "FOFAC! Thanks for being our friend on a powder day."
"Go Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County!"
CASA For Kids: "CASA advocates for foster children, giving the children a voice and support while they are in foster care."
CASA For Kids: "I am happy to donate to this valuable non-profit."
WAG: "Thank you for sharing your amazing park with our Lulabelle!!!"
Friends of Flathead Avalanche Center: "Thanks for all the great work!"
FOFAC: "Thanks for all that you do to help us stay safe in the backcountry! We can't wait until winter!"
Tamarack Grief: "We love TGRC!"
North Valley Music School: "Camp Amadeus is a magical, musical summer experience for kids!"
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County: "Thank you to the mentors who volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters!"
People who donated in the 2018 Great Fish Community Challenge
Match Funds Awarded to 50 Participating Nonprofits in the Challenge
Match percentage awarded on the first $20,000 raised by each nonprofit.
Million Raised for 50 charities in the 2018 Challenge!