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2018 Great Fish Community Challenge

Community Grant Winter Cycle

Emergency Grant

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  • 2018 Community Grant Program

The Community Grant Program is administered on a quarterly granting cycle. Nonprofits are able to apply once annually during any of the quarterly cycles, for a maximum of $2,000 to benefit any program or project based in the Flathead Valley. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to participate in the Community Grant Program, unless you have been accepted to participate in the 2018 Great Fish Community Challenge. Participation in any other granting program, including those from other community foundations, does not preclude you from applying and receiving a grant from Whitefish Community Foundation. Login to review the directions and application. Application to the Spring Cycle closes March 29th.

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For application deadlines and cycles click HERE.

To view applications without creating a user account or logging in, click HERE.

  • Great Fish Community Challenge

The Great Fish Community Challenge is a challenge grant program organized by the Community Foundation. Participating nonprofits work to raise funding and awareness through the Great Fish Community Challenge and in return receive a matching grant from the Whitefish Community Foundation. For more information, visit the Great Fish Community Challenge webpage. 

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2017 Great Fish Community Challenge Grant Reports are Due by February 9th.

Complete your 2017 Great Fish Grant Report HERE.

To view applications without creating a user account or logging in, click HERE.

  •  Major Community Project Grant Program

Major Community Grant Awards range from $10,000 to $25,000. Applications are not accepted for this grant program. The Foundation Board of Directors select the recipients of  Major Community Project Grants with recommendations from the Grants Committee.

  • Emergency Grant Program

Emergency Grant Program addresses critical, urgent, or emergency needs, and is designed to be a rapid response grant program. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 or more at the discretion of the Board. Grant applications are reviewed immediately to provide quick turnaround. Applicants will be notified immediately following the approval process and awards are made quickly. Apply for an Emergency Grant HERE.

  • Scholarship Programs

Glacier Restaurant Group – R.I.S.E. Scholarship Program is available to eligible employees and children or legal dependents of eligible employees.  This year, the program will award two $2,500 scholarships, and two $1,000 scholarships.  The 2018 application will open on February 14, and close April 27, 2018 at 4 PM MST.

List of qualified Glacier Restaurant Group Restaurants  2018 Eligible Restaurants

Apply for a GRG – R.I.S.E. Scholarship HERE.

  •  Youth in Philanthropy Grant Program

The YIPP program is designed to encourage Whitefish Youth to get involved with Philanthropy.  Students from the Whitefish Middle School or Whitefish High School may develop a project that benefits a broad range of students at their school.  If the YIPP application is approved, the students are in charge of raising the matching funds for the grant.  The YIPP grant amounts are based on available matching funds from the Whitefish Community Foundation up to a maximum of $2,000 per year. YIPP GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES