The Whitefish Community Foundation (the “Foundation”) supports nonprofit, charitable organizations that enhance the quality of life for residents of the greater area of Whitefish, Montana.
Organizations that are not participating in the 2019 Great Fish Community Challenge are eligible to apply for a Community Grant.
Applications for the Spring Cycle will open March 1 and close April 30 at 4:00PM MST.
Applications for the Fall Cycle will open September 19 and close October 31 at 4:00PM MST.
You may apply once annually to receive a Community Grant, and the maximum award will be $4,000.
The Foundation’s Grant Committee will prioritize funding of organizations and initiatives where there is a social need, and where the results will benefit our community at large. The Foundation will consider funding for projects and programs, including capital projects that are established with a record of development activity and fulfill the mission of the organization. To be eligible to receive a Community Grant, all requested funding must be allocated to projects and/or programs benefiting residents of the Flathead Valley, and be associated with one of the following categories: Arts and Culture, Animals, Civic, Conservation, Education, Health and Human Service, or Recreation.
The Whitefish School District will no longer be eligible for the Community Grants program. Please direct school grant requests to the Whitefish Education Foundation.
The Community Grant Program allocates funding through a quarterly application process. Applications received throughout each quarter will be evaluated by the Grant Committee during the month following the quarter. Successful applicants will be notified, and funds allocated within 30 days following the conclusion of each quarter.
Although the Community Grant Program Evaluation Committee reviews each proposal separately, it generally does not consider grants for: