2024 Great Fish Community Challenge
August 8 – September 13


The Great Fish Community Challenge is a multi-week fundraising campaign that inspires community-wide giving and builds awareness about the critical work of Flathead Valley nonprofits. The Challenge brings the community together through a high-profile, collectively beneficial event. Since 2015, the Great Fish Community Challenge has raised over $28 million for more than 90 local nonprofit organizations. Whitefish Community Foundation organizes the Challenge free of charge for qualifying nonprofits. At the end of the Challenge, Whitefish Community Foundation awards a percentage match on the first $20,000 raised by each nonprofit.

2023 Great Fish Community Challenge Final Report

Thank you to the donors, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and sponsors for working together to make this year’s Great Fish Community Challenge the most successful yet! Together we raised $6,262,929 for 77 Flathead Valley nonprofits, a 23% increase over 2022. This amount includes the Great Fish Match, a record-setting 62% on the first $20,000 raised by each organization.

Click here for a comprehensive report that includes data about funds raised and thanks the donors who gave during the 2023 Great Fish Community Challenge.

Great Fish Community Challenge

~by the numbers~


Number of Charities supported in the 8 years of the Challenge

NUMBER OF Donors in the 2023 Great Fish Community Challenge


Number of Challenges raising over $28M for local charities


Total $ Match Amount Awarded over 9 years of the Challenge

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