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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 $20,000 raised by each participating nonprofit. With less than two weeks...

ONE OF SAM HOUSE THRIFT ROOMS 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...

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 for the Challenge. “The cost to put...

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 encouraged to attend. Groups of...

Riding on Insulin provides ski/snowboard and mountain biking opportunities for kids and teens with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Two girls 'ripping' on the trails during the Riding on Insulin 2018 Bike Camp, despite living with Type 1 Diabetes!     Photo Credit: Riding on Insulin Riding on Insulin...

Whitefish Community Foundation – A Year in Review While the stock market had its ups and downs in 2018, Whitefish Community Foundation grant programs remained steady and strong. The Foundation distributed over $6 million, mostly to local nonprofits, through several grant programs. The Great Fish Community Challenge...

Recently, you may have read one of the many articles shedding a negative light on Donor Advised Funds and calling them “warehouses of wealth.”   I disagree with this characterization.  Donor Advised Funds are very good for charities and help to increase charitable giving.  I am...