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.
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Great people, great organization - thank you!"
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."
Glacier Institute: "Thanks for all you do."
Tamarack Grief Resource Center: "Keep Up the good work."
Nate Chute: " Keep up the great work!"
CASA For Kids: "I am happy to donate to this valuable non-profit."
"The Whitefish Community Center is a wonderful, welcoming place for our senior population."
"Keep up the good work Center for Restorative Youth Justice!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County: "Thank you to the mentors who volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters!"
Whitefish Review: "Thanks Ryan, Brian and Crew. Great job for so many years!!"
"Alpine Theatre Project, Keep up the amazing work!"
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "Glad to contribute more money towards the great education you all provide. Thanks from the Patrol Fund."
"Thanks for being there Flathead Youth Home!"
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!!"
Whitefish Review: "Retired and broke but, I have my nonprofits that deserve my donation. It's small in numbers but filled with heart."
Samaritan House: "Keep up the great work for our homeless individuals and families."
Stumptown Art Studio: "Best field trips for our adopted classroom at Helena Flats! The kids just love it and so do we."
North Valley Music School "Keep up the great work!"
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "What a wonderful program!"
Sign up to volunteer for the Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration. Click Volunteer under the Nonprofits tab.
"Go Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County!"
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County: "BBBS is awesome!"
Whitefish Review: "You inspire everyone you touch with the talent and good writing featured in every issue."
Friends of Flathead Avalanche Center: "FOFAC! Thanks for being our friend on a powder day."
"Flathead Youth Home, Fantastic Organization!"
Nate Chute Foundation: "Let's stand on the side of reaching out rather than silence."
Glacier Institute: "A wonderful partner to Glacier National Park."
Glacier Nordic Club: "What a great asset to our community."
CASA For Kids: "CASA advocates for foster children, giving the children a voice and support while they are in foster care."
Whitefish Review: "Woot woot!"
Flathead Shelter Friends: "Love our animal friends!!!"
Whitefish Review: "Best thing ever!"
Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley: "Awesome group doing awesome work!!"
Casa For Kids: "So thankful for this organization and all their hard work!"
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 is amazing. They provide opportunities to youth and adults that allow them to take part in activites they otherwise couldn't."
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."
The Great Fish Match Fund will start at $200,000. Your gift to the Match Fund will inspire our community to give. Click Donate Now to help the Match Grow!
Child Bridge: "$ Plus prayer."
Abbie Shelter: "My God bless your good work. Thank you for what you do. "
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation: "Keep up the great work!"
Abbie Shelter: "Thanks for all you do!!!"
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center: "Thank you for your important work!"
FOFAC: "Thanks for all that you do to help us stay safe in the backcountry! We can't wait until winter!"
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "Looking forward to anouther great season."
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."
"North Valley Music School - you guys are the best!"
Whitefish Legacy Partners: "Love the new recreational opportunities!"
Alpine Theatre Project: "Love you all and LOVE what you create. You bless our community. Thank you."
Casa For Kids: "You rock! Thanks for all you do!"
North Valley Music School: "Camp Amadeus is a magical, musical summer experience for kids!"
"Thanks Abbie Shelter for the good work you do!"
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"
Tamarack Grief: "We love TGRC!"
Whitefish Review: "Keep up the great work."
Stumptown Art Studio: "We love your studio and all it provides."
Flathead Cancer Aid: "Thank you for all you do."
Come out and celebrate the Challenge that is helping our community run on September 8 Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration
Over $15,000 in Incentive Grants will be awarded throughout the Challenge! Watch the Whitefish Pilot each week for the next incentive announcement.
Whitefish Sports Facility Foundation: "Glacier Youth Hockey is a fabulous venue for the youth of the Flathead Valley."
"Love Stumptown Art Studio!"
Whitefish Review: "Happy to continue our support."
Friends of Flathead Avalanche Center: "Thanks for all the great work!"
"Whitefish Review, thanks for all you bring to our community. We are so fortunate!"
Sparrow's Nest of NW Montana: "Congratulations on your new facility."
Child Bridge: "Thank you for all you do for foster families. We couldn't do it without you!"
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!"
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!
Nate Chute Foundation: "Thank you for all that you do for our community!"
WAG: "Thank you for sharing your amazing park with our Lulabelle!!!"
Sparrow's Nest Northwest Montana: "Thank you for helping our local youth!"
"Love the Whitefish Review!"
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center: "WE LOVE Ravenwood!!! The summer camp gave our son such confidence!"
Flathead Food Bank: "Keep up the good work!"
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Keep up the good work!"
Samaritan House: "My God bless this House. Thank you for all that you do. "
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.
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!