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Great Fish Community Challenge

In just four years running the Challenge has raised $7 million for our local nonprofits. Thank you for giving!


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 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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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!

Register for the 2019 Great Fish Community Challenge Nonprofit Meeting

An informational meeting covering what is new for the 5th annual Challenge. It is open to all organizations that have participated in past campaigns and it is mandatory for organizations looking to participate in the campaign for the first time.

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Grouse Mountain Lodge – Glacier Room
  • To register: Click Here

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