Great Fish Community Challenge, in just three years running has raised over $4.5 million for local charities. The Challenge is an innovative fundraiser that raises awareness for nonprofits while inspiring our community to give.

By matching designated community donations to nonprofits, Whitefish Community Foundation uses the Great Fish Community Challenge to inspire hundreds of donors to give to help change lives for the better.

Why we created the Great Fish Community Challenge?

Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center

Backpack Assistance Program

Glacier Nordic Club

Whitefish Firefighters Association

Flathead Land Trust


FLATHEAD CANCER AID SERVICES received $30,655 from the 2017 Great Fish Challenge. One patient we are assisting is a seventy three year gentleman, diagnosed in 2014, on a fixed income for two of $950/month. He continues to struggle with the extra costs of living that cancer has created. We recently paid for new tires, brakes, and a new windshield for his vehicle. For a rent reduction during the winter months, he plows snow on the property for the other tenants. To continue to do so this winter repairs service on his plow were needed so we paid for those.”  ~Flathead Cancer Aid Services

“The Great Fish Community Challenge has been instrumental in creating community awareness and excitement around supporting CASA FOR KIDS OF FLATHEAD COUNTY, along with many other wonderful local non-profits. It has also enabled us to reduce the number of fundraising events we host every year and focus that time and energy on fulfilling our mission of providing an advocate to every abused and neglected child in Flathead County.” ~CASA For Kids of Flathead County

“Participating in the Great Fish Community Challenge has allowed the CENTER FOR RESTORATIVE YOUTH JUSTICE (CRYJ) to expand opportunities for youth in the Flathead Valley. Because of this support many of the Valley’s most ‘at-risk’ youth now have access to empowerment and skill-building workshops and experiences.” ~Center For Restorative Youth Justice

Great Fish Community Challenge 2017 Giving
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Million Dollar Impact on our Community in just

3 Years Running

Learn how to give through the Great Fish Community Challenge.

Visit Ways To Give  to learn how you can support your favorite charities.