Ways to give

a charitable giving campaign August 8 – September 13, 2024

It is easy to give to multiple charities with just one gift

Donate online

The online donation portal for the 2024 Great Fish Community Challenge opens August 8.

DONATE WITH CHECK OR CASH

Stay tuned for 2024 information.

Pop-up Donation Stations and Events

Stay tuned for the dates and locations of the 2024 Pop-up Donation Stations!

Donate Using Appreciated Securities

For assistance making a donation using Appreciated Securities during the Great Fish Community Challenge, contact Whitefish Community Foundation at (406) 863-1781.

Donate Using an IRA Distribution

For assistance making a donation using an IRA Distribution during the Great Fish Community Challenge, contact Whitefish Community Foundation at (406) 863-1781.

Donate From a Donor Advised Fund

For assistance making a donation through a Donor Advised Fund during the Great Fish Community Challenge, contact Whitefish Community Foundation at (406) 863-1781.

community donor vs. challenger

What is a Community Donor


A Community Donor gives to one or more participating nonprofits to help the selected charities build up a pool of designated community donations. By donating through the Great Fish Community Challenge during the giving period, the impact of each donor’s gift is augmented through the additional funding provided by the Great Fish Match Fund in the form of a percentage matching grant. At the end of the Challenge, the match is stretched across the amount of gifts raised by the nonprofits - up to $20,000 for each participating nonprofit. 

When the giving period opens, it is easy to become a donor. Simply select your favorite charities, determine how much you wish to give them, and make one donation for the total designated amount. All gifts are made through Whitefish Community Foundation. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and when pooled together, they create serious impact for each nonprofit.

What is a Challenger


Challengers are individuals and businesses who donate to the Great Fish Match Fund. This money forms the match pool benefiting all participating nonprofits. The Match Fund is used to match the donations of the community. Challengers give a direct gift of any amount to the Great Fish Match Fund.

Challengers can be proud to call themselves community leaders who are helping to promote charitable giving. The Great Fish Community Challenge highlights the tremendous work of local nonprofits and inspires community appreciation for that work.

The Circle of Giving is the core group of donors that seed the Match Fund with the initial $300,000 at the beginning of the year. As more donors join the Circle of Giving, or give directly to the Match Fund, the match grows.

For information about the Great Fish Challenge Match Fund or how to join the Circle of Giving, contact Whitefish Community Foundation President/CEO Alan Davis at 406-863-1781 or alan@whitefishcommunityfoundation.org.