What is the Great Fish Community Challenge?
The Great Fish Community Challenge is a Whitefish Community Foundation annual charitable giving campaign designed to maximize your donations. The 2017 Giving Period is scheduled for July 20 running through September 15.
How are donations maximized? At the end of the giving period, the Community Foundation will award an additional percentage match to participating nonprofits from its own Great Fish Fund. Your gifts will make an even greater impact when combined with the additional grant. In 2016, a 55% match was applied to the first $15,000 raised by each nonprofit.
The Great Fish Community Challenge will benefit nonprofits by promoting their mission and encouraging significant community participation. The Challenge kicks off July 20 and will end September 15. Participation is free for nonprofits, as the Whitefish Community Foundation will cover all transaction and administrative fees. The campaign will culminate with a celebratory Community Fair and Fish 5K Fun Run in Depot Park on September 9.
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Any nonprofit that serves the Whitefish community is eligible to participate. 45 nonprofits will be selected in 2017, based on a specific set of criteria. Applications for the Great Fish Challenge will be available on Monday, April 3 and are must be submitted by Friday, April 28. Nonprofits will be notified of acceptance by June 1.
Visit www.greatfishchallenge.org for more information.