In just seven years running, the Great Fish Community Challenge has raised over $17M for more than 75 Flathead Valley nonprofit organizations!

Giving Together creates Impact

2022 Great Fish Community Challenge Informational Meeting

Thursday, January 27, 2022

8:30 to 10 a.m.



Are you thinking about applying to participate in the Great Fish Community Challenge for the first time? Or have you participated before but not in 2021? If so, attending this online meeting is a required part of the application process for your organization. It is highly recommeneded that all 2021 Great Fish Community Challenge participating organizations also attend this meeting, as we will be covering important changes to the program.

At this meeting we will cover:

  • How the Great Fish Community Challenge works
  • Eligibility requirements
  • The application process
  • Criteria for use of Great Fish Funds
  • 2022 Great Fish Community Challenge calendar
  • Changes to our Community Grant Program
  • And more!



Explore Participating Nonprofits Use of Funds

Click here to learn how the nonprofit organizations will use funds raised in the 2021 Great Fish Community Challenge.

2021 Great Fish Community Challenge Participating Nonprofits

The following Flathead Valley nonprofit organizations are participating in the 2021 Great Fish Community Challenge:

Abbie Shelter
Backpack Assistance Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters NW Montana
Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Braveheart Chaplain Ministry
CASA for Kids
Center for Restorative Youth Justice
Child Bridge
DREAM Adaptive Recreation
Farm Hands – Nourish the Flathead
Flathead Area Mountain Bikers
Flathead Audubon Society
Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse
Flathead Food Bank
Flathead Land Trust
Flathead Rapids Youth Soccer
Flathead Valley Community College Foundation
Flathead Warming Center
Flathead Youth Home
Foy’s to Blacktail Trails
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center
Gateway to Glacier Trail
Glacier National Park Conservancy
Glacier Nordic Club
Glacier Skate Academy
Glacier Symphony & Chorale
Humane Society of Northwest Montana
Hockaday Museum of Art
ImagineIF Library Foundation
Intermountain Children’s Services
Kalispell Education Foundation
Lighthouse Christian Home & Services
Montana Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Kayak Academy
Nate Chute Foundation
North Valley Food Bank
North Valley Hospital Foundation
North Valley Music School
North West Montana Veterans Food Pantry
Project Whitefish Kids
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center
Samaritan House
Shepherd’s Hand Free Clinic
Sparrow’s Nest of NW MT
Stumptown Art Studio
Tamarack Grief Resource Center
The Nurturing Center
The Wave
Whitefish Community Center
Whitefish Community Foundation
Whitefish Dog Park
Whitefish Firefighters Association
Whitefish Lake Institute
Whitefish Legacy Partners
Whitefish Review
Whitefish School District Education Foundation
Whitefish Theatre Co.
Whitefish Veterans Support Team
Wings Regional Cancer Support
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A percentage match of up to $20,000

Whitefish Community Foundation will again provide a percentage match on the first $20,000 raised by each participating nonprofit through the 2021 Great Fish Community Challenge.

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Great Fish Community Challenge

~by the numbers~


Number of Charities supported in the 7 years of the Challenge

NUMBER OF Donors in the 2021 Great Fish Community Challenge


Number of Challenges raising over $17M for local charities



Total $Match Amount Awarded over 7 years of the Challenge

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