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2019 Great Fish Community Challenge Raises $2,824,355!

Over $9 Million Raised For Over 63 Local Nonprofits in Five Years!


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The Community Grant Program and Great Fish Community Challenge help nonprofits raise awareness and important program funding to support critical  programs that benefit our community. The Major Community Project Grant program supports important capital campaigns or programs that have big impact on our community.

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See the impact of your gifts in 2018 through the Great Fish Community Challenge, Community Grant Programs, and Major Grants. Giving Together Makes Impact!


Whitefish Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on fostering philanthropy, building endowments and helping donors benefit our community. Our work makes the Great Fish Community Challenge possible. If you value our work please make a gift to the Community Foundation through the Great Fish Community Challenge and help us continue making good things happen in our community.

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The Circle of Giving provides serious funding to the Foundation’s Charitable Giving Programs. Donors to the Circle are the backbone behind the Great Fish Community Challenge inspiring and challenging our community to give.

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An excellent way to simplify your charitable giving. Whether you want to give locally, nationally, or globally, the Foundation’s goal is to make every philanthropic vision a reality. We are here to help you.


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It was another wild ending to the 5th annual Great Fish Community Challenge with $733,800 raised in the last week of the challenge and $246,000 in the last day.  Whitefish Community Foundation awarded a grand total of $2,824,355 at the 5th annua...

The Great Fish Community Challenge has officially raised over $1 million in donations in the first five weeks of the Challenge! The Whitefish Community Foundation organizes the Challenge each year and supplies the percentage match on the first $20,00...

SAMARITAN HOUSE You may know it as the Samaritan House, a homeless shelter, but around the shelter it is referred to as Sam House and it is in fact so much more than just a shelter. Sam House was established as a shelter in Kalispell......

Whitefish Community Foundation recently accepted a grant for $10,000 from BNSF Railway Foundation to support the organization of the Great Fish Community Challenge. This is the fourth year in a row that BNSF Railway Foundation has provided funding fo...

On the evening of April 18, the Whitefish Community Foundation held it’s third and last Educational Workshop of the year. The focus of this workshop was board leadership and oversight, and board of directors as well as staff and volunteers were...

We are a means by which the seeds of philanthropy are sown, legacies are established, and charitable gifts are multiplied.