Whitefish Community Foundation awarded $41,880 to 13 Flathead Valley nonprofit organizations during the 2021 Fall Community Grant cycle. Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Big Mountain Commercial Association:  $3,000 to support Saturday on-demand Mountain Climber service in Whitefish and a connected commuter route between Kalispell and Whitefish
  • Children’s House Montessori School:  $3,000 to support hardship and income-based scholarships to families
  • Climate Smart Glacier Country:  $3,000 to support zero waste projects, smoke mitigation strategies, and community engagement
  • Code Girls United:  $4,000 to support online coding program for girls
  • Glacier Hockey Association:  $4,000 to support youth hockey programs
  • Glacier Institute:  $4,000 to support youth outdoor education programs
  • Good Grief Group:  $4,000 to support youth grief camps
  • Kalispell Contemporary Art Center:  $1,470 to purchase new pottery wheels to expand capacity of ceramics program
  • Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center:  $3,000 to support raptor rehabilitation and education programs
  • Northwest Montana Community Land Trust:  $4,000 to expand portfolio of properties in Columbia Falls
  • Riding on Insulin:  $2,000 to support ski/snowboard camp for kids/teens with Type I diabetes
  • The Patrol Fund:  $4,000 to support avalanche wireless beacon training
  • Whitefish Community School:  $2,410 to support Second Step social emotional curriculum for pre-school students

To be eligible to apply for a Community Grant, organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity or publicly-owned tax-exempt corporation, a 501(c)(4) service organization, or a 501(c)(6) trade organization presenting a project or program that serves a charitable purpose in our community;
  • Provide a program or service that benefits residents of the Flathead Valley or Eureka;
  • Provide proof of current tax-exempt status at the time of application.

Two Community Grant cycles are offered each year, and organizations can apply annually for up to $4,000. Since 2000, Whitefish Community Foundation has awarded $2.24 million in Community Grants to local nonprofit organizations. This year, 30 organizations received $98,174 in Community Grant funding.

For more information about the Community Grant Program and application process, visit whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/community-grant-programs or call (406) 863-1781.