great fish community challenge

Join us for the 7th Annual Great Fish Community Challenge
August 5th through September 17th

Our 2020 Annual Report is here!

We’re All in this Together!

Great Fish Awards report

Total Awarded in the 2020 Challenge was over $3.2 million. Find out how the nonprofits did, special awards, incentive grants, and more interesting facts about the 2020 Challenge.


2021 Great Fish Community Challenge



Great Fish Community Challenge is an annual giving campaign benefiting Flathead Valley Nonprofits.

Why Give through the Challenge?

MULTIPLY! AT the end of the Challenge, a percentage match will be applied to the first $20,000 raised by each nonprofits. This means your gift goes FURTHER!

SIMPLIFY! One transaction, limitless impact. Explore 61 charities serving the Flathead Valley that need your support and give to many diverse needs with just ONE gift.

Nonprofit Development Partnership

Nonprofit Development Partnership

Whitefish Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Development Partnership is the continuation of the program started by Flathead Community Foundation. Monthly workshops are offered free of charge to local nonprofits. Click below to find out how we can assist your nonprofit.

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Whitefish Community Foundation has activated a Community Emergency Response Fund to support local nonprofits helping those directly impacted by COVID-19. The Program is providing emergency funding to nonprofits to help them provide critical services to those in need. Many nonprofits are seeing a significant increase in the demand for their services. Click on Learn More to find out what is currently being funded.

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.

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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.                                


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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Where GIVING TOGETHER creates Impact

Where FUTURES are made BETTER for All


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