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.
Nate Chute Foundation: "Let's stand on the side of reaching out rather than silence."
"Keep up the good work Center for Restorative Youth Justice!
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."
"Go Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County!"
Whitefish Review: "Best thing ever!"
Samaritan House: "Keep up the great work for our homeless individuals and families."
Whitefish Review: "Thanks Ryan, Brian and Crew. Great job for so many years!!"
Flathead Shelter Friends: "Love our animal friends!!!"
"Love the Whitefish Review!"
Flathead Food Bank: "Keep up the good work!"
Over $15,000 in Incentive Grants will be awarded throughout the Challenge! Watch the Whitefish Pilot each week for the next incentive announcement.
Stumptown Art Studio: "Best field trips for our adopted classroom at Helena Flats! The kids just love it and so do we."
WAG: "Thank you for sharing your amazing park with our Lulabelle!!!"
Whitefish Legacy Partners: "Love the new recreational opportunities!"
Child Bridge: "Thank you for all you do for foster families. We couldn't do it without you!"
Nate Chute Foundation: "Thank you for all that you do for our community!"
"The Whitefish Community Center is a wonderful, welcoming place for our senior population."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Great people, great organization - thank you!"
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County: "BBBS is awesome!"
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!"
"Love Stumptown Art Studio!"
"Thanks Abbie Shelter for the good work you do!"
Alpine Theatre Project: "Love you all and LOVE what you create. You bless our community. Thank you."
Sparrow's Nest of NW Montana: "Congratulations on your new facility."
Whitefish Review: "Retired and broke but, I have my nonprofits that deserve my donation. It's small in numbers but filled with heart."
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center: "Thank you for your important work!"
"Flathead Youth Home, Fantastic Organization!"
CASA For Kids: "CASA advocates for foster children, giving the children a voice and support while they are in foster care."
Whitefish Sports Facility Foundation: "Glacier Youth Hockey is a fabulous venue for the youth of the Flathead Valley."
Child Bridge: "$ Plus prayer."
Samaritan House: "My God bless this House. Thank you for all that you do. "
Whitefish Review: "Keep up the great work."
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation: "Keep up the great work!"
"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: "A wonderful partner to Glacier National Park."
Whitefish Review: "Happy to continue our support."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Keep up the good work!"
Whitefish Firefighter's Association: "Thanks for saving our house!"
Glacier Nordic Club: "What a great asset to our community."
"Alpine Theatre Project, Keep up the amazing work!"
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."
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!
Tamarack Grief: "We love TGRC!"
Stumptown Art Studio: "We love your studio and all it provides."
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."
Casa For Kids: "So thankful for this organization and all their hard work!"
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.
A big thank you to The Wave Aquatic and Fittness Center for hosting the 4th annual Great Fish Launch event!
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 "Keep up the great work!"
FOFAC: "Thanks for all that you do to help us stay safe in the backcountry! We can't wait until winter!"
Friends of Flathead Avalanche Center: "Thanks for all the great work!"
North Valley Music School: "Camp Amadeus is a magical, musical summer experience for kids!"
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "Looking forward to anouther great season."
Whitefish Review: "Woot woot!"
Flathead Cancer Aid: "Thank you for all you do."
Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley: "Awesome group doing awesome work!!"
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center: "WE LOVE Ravenwood!!! The summer camp gave our son such confidence!"
"Whitefish Review, thanks for all you bring to our community. We are so fortunate!"
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!!"
Sparrow's Nest Northwest Montana: "Thank you for helping our local youth!"
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County: "Thank you to the mentors who volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters!"
"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 Flathead Avalanche Center: "FOFAC! Thanks for being our friend on a powder day."
Glacier Institute: "Thanks for all you do."
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "Glad to contribute more money towards the great education you all provide. Thanks from the Patrol Fund."
Tamarack Grief Resource Center: "Keep Up the good work."
Nate Chute: " Keep up the great work!"
Abbie Shelter: "My God bless your good work. Thank you for what you do. "
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "What a wonderful program!"
Abbie Shelter: "Thanks for all you do!!!"
CASA For Kids: "I am happy to donate to this valuable non-profit."
Casa For Kids: "You rock! Thanks for all you do!"
Sign up to volunteer for the Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration. Click Volunteer under the Nonprofits tab.
Whitefish Review: "You inspire everyone you touch with the talent and good writing featured in every issue."
"North Valley Music School - you guys are the best!"
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!