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$2,406,810 Rasied in the 2018 Great Fish Community Challenge with a 51% Match from the Whitefish Community Foundation. In just four years running the Challenge has riased $7 million for our local nonprofits. Thank you for giving!


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.


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 2017 through the Great Fish Community Challenge, Community Grant Programs, and Major Grants. Giving Together Makes Impact!

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At the Whitefish Community Foundation, giving is what we do, and what we help others do. We have been working with philanthropic individuals for the benefit of our community since 2000.

About Whitefish Community Foundation


Whitefish Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced a Major Grant award of $25,000 to finish the playground and pavilion at the Smith Fields Youth Sports Complex. Project Whitefish Kids maintains the entire complex through user fees ...

  The Great Fish Award is presented each year to an organization that participated in the Great Fish Community Challenge and demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm, and creativity during the Challenge, as well as strong support for the Great Fish C...

Doris Schumm Community Spirit Award In November of 2009, the Whitefish community lost a beloved community member and dear friend to so many, Doris Schumm. Dorie was a great friend to nonprofit organizations in Whitefish and an avid volunteer. She don...


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