Experience a donor advised FUND
A Donor Advised Fund offers individuals and families the ease and flexibility of giving, similar to a private foundation but without all the expense and administration. Gifts of cash or appreciated securities can be donated to set up your fund. You use your fund to make grants to charities over a period of time. Your gift can grow tax free through several investment options. The Community Foundation will do all the administration so that you can focus on your philanthropy.
Leave Your Legacy
A Legacy Fund is a charitable tool that allows you to set up a bequest to your community to direct your gift to the nonprofits that are aligned with your interests and passions. A Legacy Fund is a designated endowment fund that allows your gift to make annual distributions from your named fund in perpetuity. It is a wonderful way for you to leave a legacy to your community and be remembered for it.
Build Sustainable Growth for Local Nonprofits
The Montana Qualified Endowment Credit offers donors the opportunity to save on their Montana tax liability while providing a sustainable source of funding for their favorite charities. Donors can receive a state income tax credit of 40% of the present value of a qualifying planned gift, up to $10,000 per year for an individual ($20,000 if filing jointly).
Nonprofit Development Partnership
Whitefish Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Development Partnership program offers professional development and networking opportunities free of charge for employees and volunteers of local nonprofit organizations. Click below to find out how we can assist your nonprofit.
GREAT FISH AWARD to ABBIE SHELTER
Congratulations to ABBIE SHELTER, winner of the prestigious Great Fish Award accompanied by a $7,500 grant. The Great Fish Award is given annually to an organization that demonstrates tremendous leadership and dedication toward advancing their mission and impacting the critical needs in local communities. Abbie Shelter was selected as the 2021 Great Fish Award recipient for the organization’s work to provide court advocacy, mental health support, and shelter for those seeking safety and justice from domestic and sexual violence.
MAKE A GIFT TO THE WHITEFISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
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 to the Community Foundation through the Great Fish Community Challenge and help us continue making good things happen in our community.
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Whitefish Community Foundation has awarded a grant to Flathead Youth Home in Kalispell to support a new Youth Advocate position. The $36,146 grant...
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Where FUTURES are made BETTER for All
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