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 $20,000 raised by each participating nonprofit. Learn more about the Match here.Read More
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The Great Fish Community Challenge is an innovative fundraiser that inspires our community to give, raises awareness, and helps charities raise important program money. In the end, charities earn a percentage matching grant from Whitefish Community Foundation.
Nate Chute Foundation: "Let's stand on the side of reaching out rather than silence."
"Love the Whitefish Review!"
Nate Chute: " Keep up the great work!"
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County: "Thank you to the mentors who volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters!"
CASA For Kids: "I am happy to donate to this valuable non-profit."
Whitefish Review: "Thanks Ryan, Brian and Crew. Great job for so many years!!"
Nate Chute Foundation: "Thank you for all that you do for our community!"
CASA For Kids: "CASA advocates for foster children, giving the children a voice and support while they are in foster care."
Child Bridge: "$ Plus prayer."
Stumptown Art Studio: "We love your studio and all it provides."
Whitefish Sports Facility Foundation: "Glacier Youth Hockey is a fabulous venue for the youth of the Flathead Valley."
Friends of Flathead Avalanche Center: "FOFAC! Thanks for being our friend on a powder day."
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "Glad to contribute more money towards the great education you all provide. Thanks from the Patrol Fund."
Sparrow's Nest of NW Montana: "Congratulations on your new facility."
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center: "Thank you for your important work!"
"The Whitefish Community Center is a wonderful, welcoming place for our senior population."
Glacier Institute: "Thanks for all you do."
"Flathead Youth Home, Fantastic Organization!"
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."
"Thanks for being there Flathead Youth Home!"
"Keep up the good work Center for Restorative Youth Justice!
Abbie Shelter: "Thanks for all you do!!!"
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!"
Samaritan House: "Keep up the great work for our homeless individuals and families."
Whitefish Review: "Woot woot!"
Whitefish Review: "Retired and broke but, I have my nonprofits that deserve my donation. It's small in numbers but filled with heart."
Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley: "Awesome group doing awesome work!!"
"Go Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County!"
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!"
FOFAC: "Thanks for all that you do to help us stay safe in the backcountry! We can't wait until winter!"
"Thanks Abbie Shelter for the good work you do!"
Flathead Food Bank: "Keep up the good work!"
Come out and celebrate the Challenge that is helping our community run on September 8 Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration
Tamarack Grief: "We love TGRC!"
Whitefish Firefighter's Association: "Thanks for saving our house!"
Glacier Institute: "A wonderful partner to Glacier National Park."
Alpine Theatre Project: "Love you all and LOVE what you create. You bless our community. Thank you."
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Keep up the good work!"
"Love Stumptown Art Studio!"
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!
A big thank you to The Wave Aquatic and Fittness Center for hosting the 4th annual Great Fish Launch event!
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center: "WE LOVE Ravenwood!!! The summer camp gave our son such confidence!"
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."
WAG: "Thank you for sharing your amazing park with our Lulabelle!!!"
Whitefish Review: "Best thing ever!"
Samaritan House: "My God bless this House. Thank you for all that you do. "
"Alpine Theatre Project, Keep up the amazing work!"
Whitefish Review: "Happy to continue our support."
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!!"
North Valley Music School: "Camp Amadeus is a magical, musical summer experience for kids!"
Casa For Kids: "So thankful for this organization and all their hard work!"
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"
"North Valley Music School - you guys are the best!"
DREAM Adaptive Recreation: "Great people, great organization - thank you!"
Flathead Shelter Friends: "Love our animal friends!!!"
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!"
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center: "Looking forward to anouther great season."
Sign up to volunteer for the Great Fish Community Challenge Color Run and Community Celebration. Click Volunteer under the Nonprofits tab.
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."
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!"
Over $15,000 in Incentive Grants will be awarded throughout the Challenge! Watch the Whitefish Pilot each week for the next incentive announcement.
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation: "Keep up the great work!"
"DREAM Adaptive is amazing. They provide opportunities to youth and adults that allow them to take part in activites they otherwise couldn't."
Casa For Kids: "You rock! Thanks for all you do!"
Whitefish Review: "Keep up the great work."
Tamarack Grief Resource Center: "Keep Up the good work."
"Whitefish Review, thanks for all you bring to our community. We are so fortunate!"
Glacier Nordic Club: "What a great asset to our community."
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County: "BBBS is awesome!"
Flathead Cancer Aid: "Thank you for all 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.
Sparrow's Nest Northwest Montana: "Thank you for helping our local youth!"
North Valley Music School "Keep up the great work!"
Friends of Flathead Avalanche Center: "Thanks for all the great work!"
Abbie Shelter: "My God bless your good work. Thank you for what you do. "
Whitefish Review: "You inspire everyone you touch with the talent and good writing featured in every issue."
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!