Where does the Great Fish Match funding come from?
Circle of Giving sponsors the majority of the Great Fish Match. Circle donors contribute from $5,000 to $40,000 or more annually to support the Foundation’s Grant Programs. Individuals and businesses give to the Great Fish Match Fund to help increase the percentage match to nonprofits.
How do I make a gift to one of the participating nonprofits?
Where can I pick up a donation form?
The official donor form can be downloaded July 25 – September 13, 2019. You may also pick one up at many downtown businesses, from any participating nonprofit organization, or the Whitefish Community Foundation office, located at 214 Second Street West.
Does the Whitefish Community Foundation deduct any fees from my donation to a nonprofit?
Participation in the Great Fish Community Challenge is free for nonprofits. Nonprofits receive 100% of the proceeds from designated donations. With the help of major sponsors and the Title Sponsor BNSF Railway, the Community Foundation covers all the advertising, marketing, printing, tax receipts, postage, administration, processing fees, and event costs, plus, an additional percentage matching grant from the Whitefish Community Foundation. Donors may wish to help off set the credit card fees by including an additional donation to your gift. Your extra gift will help the Whitefish Community Foundation turn the Great Fish Community Challenge into a long lasting, sustainable fundraising event for our community. Us the other field to add a donation for the credit card fees.
When will the organizations receive the donations?
An awards party is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, October 10, 2019. Designated gifts, plus the matching grant will be presented at that event.
How will I receive a tax receipt?
The Whitefish Community Foundation processes all gifts and will mail you a tax receipt from the Foundation. The Whitefish Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. (Section 509(a)(1) organization as referred to in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)). EIN Number 81-0533002. Please be sure to send the completed donor form with your donation so that we know where to send the letter. If you need another letter please email us.
Will I get a thank you note from the nonprofits?
Yes. Each nonprofit has the ability to access a list of donors by logging into their fund in order to monitor donations and send personal letters. If you would like to remain anonymous please mark the box on the donation form or on the online submission form and your information will not be shared.