GRant Programs

Improving our community…Building STrong Nonprofits.


Community Grant Program

Whitefish Community Foundation’s Community Grant Program offers one application cycle in the spring and accepts applications from nonprofits of all sizes, including nonprofits participating in the Great Fish Community Challenge. The maximum Community Grant request is $10,000.  Accepting applications from February 27 to March 30, 2023 at 5 p.m. MST


Great Fish Community Challenge

A multi-week charitable giving campaign that takes place annually, the Great Fish Community Challenge has raised more than $22M for Flathead Valley nonprofits since 2015. Applications to participate in the 2023 Great Fish Community Challenge will open April 17.


Micro Grant Program

Micro Grant Program is designed to assist small nonprofits with immediate needs. 501(c)(3) nonprofits are able to apply for up to $1,000 funding once annually.


Kids Fund Program

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The Kids Fund program is open to nonprofit projects and programs serving youth who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in the areas of education, health, and safety.


Whitefish Community Foundation provides Emergency Grants to fund projects or repairs that must be IMMEDIATELY ADDRESSED, or they will prevent the applying nonprofit from operating.

MAJOR community project

Major Community Project Grants

Whitefish Community Foundation has awarded over $769,000 in Major Community Project Grants since the program’s inception in 2010.

Whitefish Community School
$10,000 Emergency Grant

DECEMBER, 2022:  Whitefish Community Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Whitefish Community School to support the renovation of the school’s water-damaged basement.  The Foundation recognizes that quality childcare facilities such as Whitefish Community School are vital to the health and wellbeing of Flathead Valley families and businesses. Learn more.

WCF Award $20,000 for Pickleball Courts

Project Whitefish Kids
$20,000 Major Community Project grant

SEPTEMBER, 2022: Whitefish Community Foundation awarded a $20,000 Major Community Project Grant to support the construction of six pickleball courts at the Smith Fields Sports Complex. Project Whitefish Kids is the sponsoring nonprofit organization and donated land for the courts. Learn more.

Flathead Youth Home

Flathead Youth Home
$36,000 Kids Fund Grant

APRIL, 2022:  Whitefish Community Foundation awarded a $36,146 Kids Fund Grant to the Flathead Youth Home
support a new Youth Advocate
position that will work with each
resident to develop short- and
long-term goals and navigate
opportunities to help ensure
personal success into adulthood. Learn more.

Current grantees

2022 Grantees

Spring Community Grantees
Major Community Project Fund Grantees
Kids Fund Grantees
Micro Grantees
Community Emergency Response Grantees

2021 Grantees

info for grant recipients

Whitefish Community Foundation is a philanthropic partner to many nonprofits serving the greater Whitefish area. If your nonprofit has received a grant, please list Whitefish Community Foundation in your marketing materials and include our logo wherever possible.

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