A CHARITABLE GIVING CAMPAIGN

JULY 30 – SEPTEMBER 18, 2020  

Great Fish Community Challenge Countdown 2020

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Left to give in the Great Fish Community Challenge - Ending at 5 p.m. September 18

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Giving Together creates Impact

IN JUST FIVE YEARS IN ACTION, THE CHALLENGE HAS RAISED OVER $9 MILLION BENEFITING OVER 63 DIFFERENT CHARITIES AND SUPPORTING COMMUNITY CAUSES SUCH AS EXPANDING CONSERVATION, IMPROVING HUMAN SERVICES, ADVANCING EDUCATION, AND ENHANCING LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURE.

GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE

Give a shout out to your favorite nonprofit when you make your gift online or in the mail and we will post your comments here during the Challenge.

 


 

WISHING ALL OUR NONPROFITS A VERY SUCCESSFUL GREAT FISH COMMUNITY CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN SEASON!

~Whitefish Community Foundation Board and Staff

 


 

Thank you Whitney Pratt and the entire Farm Hands team for all that you do!

~Alix Cohen

 


 

Kelly is the Big here and we love Ms. Murphy! (Big Brothers Big Sisters NW MT)

~Rocky Mountain Real Estate

 


 

Thank you Todd for helming the Big Brothers Big Sisters ship during these unprecedented times!

~Brenna Sellers

 


 

To all the Whitefish Review Team: Keep up the good work, shining light on the arts and making so much talent available to us! Carry on!

~Greta Friel

 


 

Thank you for all your hard work to make riding and hiking more enjoyable (Flathead Area Mountain Bikers)

~Mary McCarthy

 


 

What a nice and thrilling initiative! I wish you good luck (Glacier National Park Conservancy)

~Marie Benatre

 


 

Thank you for all you do to help kids and their families. (Farm Hands)

~Patience Burns

 


 

One of the most beautiful places on earth, Glacier National Park.

~J Michael and Peggy Wilson

 


 

Keep up the good work Gretchen! (Farm Hands)

~Colin Young

 


 

Thanks Kelly and Kyle for all your work! (Flathead Area Mountain Bikers)

~Marcia Medler

 


 

ATP is a huge asset to the Flathead! Thank you ATP!

~Cathy and Ned Cooney

 


 

Water is Life! (Whitefish Lake Institute)

~Shawna Moore

 


 

Best publication ever! (Whitefish Review)

~Scott and Cassandra Dreher

 


 

Keep up the GREAT work! (DREAM Adaptive Recreation)

~Don Petersen

 


 

Thank you to the FVCC Foundation for all they do to further the mission of our community college.

~David and Ruth Ackroyd

 


 

You Guys rock! (CRYJ)

~Todd and Erica Lengacher

 


 

Thank you for giving our youth an opportunity for safe outdoor recreation especially during this time. (Flathead Rapids)

~Courtney Erickson Torgerson

 


 

Thank you Whitefish Community Foundation

~Gael Bissell

 


 

Thanks to Montana Conservation Corp for providing me with such a valuable and memorable experience.

~Candace Nadasi

 


 

Thrilled to see FVCC ensuring equity in access to their resources and programs! My grandfather, Owen Sowerwine would be proud.

~Jennifer Sowerwine

 


 

Thanks for all you are doing!! (Abbie Shelter)

~Todd and Erica Lengacher

 


 

Looking forward to a great season! (Glacier Symphony)

~Dinah Weimer

 


 

So appreciate Chris' leadership through the years. (Samaritan House)

~John and Donna Briggs

 


 

To all our wonderful Residents and Staff at Lighthouse - God Bless!

~Love from the Thornhill Family

 


 

I had no idea how much North Valley Music School did for the communities here in the area. What an amazing achievement reaching out to both young and old through music.

~Jeffery and Andraya Johnson

 


 

Thanks for making nature a part of our everyday life. (Whitefish Legacy Partners)

~David and Ruth Ackroyd

 


 

You are doing such great work! Keep inspiring those kiddos! (Ravenwood Natural Science Center)

~Brian and Laura Moreaux

 


 

Thanks for hosting this for the whole community. Best wishes for a great ONLINE Great Fish! (Whitefish Community Foundation)

~Jono McKinney

 


 

Love you Whitefish Theatre Company

~Angie Green

 


 

Art makes our world a brighter place! (Stumptown Art Studio)

~David and Ruth Ackroyd

 


 

This gift is in honor of Hilary Shaw, who is an amazing leader in our local nonprofit sector. (Abbie Shelter)

~Ned and Cathy Cooney

 


 

Such a cool project to support. Wish I could give more! (Glacier National Park Conservancy)

~Blake Ladenburg

 


 

ATP you are the BEST! Thanks Luke, Betsi & Crew for keeping the arts moving forward despite the COVID pandemic.

~Brian and Lyndsay Schott

 


 

Phyllary Farm is excited to donate to Farm Hands - Nourish the Flathead because a well-fed community is a strong community! Everyone deserves access to nutrition. Thank you Farm Hands for being a major part of the whole in the Flathead food system!

~Althea Hogle

 


 

Hannah, you and your team are amazing in all the work you dod for the Flathead Youth Home.

~Marcus and Audrey Duffey

 


 

Thank you for the brushing work on the backside of Columbia!!(Flathead Area Mountain Bikers)

~Anthony Butterfield

56 local charities are participating in the 2020 Great Fish Community Challenge. Read about the important work they are doing in our communities and what they are raising funds for in the 2020 Use of Funds brochure. Get ready to give where you live on July 30 through September 18.

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Great Fish Launch July 30


 We will host a Facebook Live event this year in lieu of the in-person launch party. Make a donation either online or drop it by our donation station on July 30 at the Foundation office and you will be entered for a chance to win an additional matching grant for your favorite nonprofits.

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The Percentage Match


Nonprofits in the Challenge work to raise money during the campaign. All gifts are processed through the Community Foundation. At the end of the campaign, Whitefish Community Foundation will provide a percentage match on the first $20,000 raised by each participating nonprofit.

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Donate in the Great Fish


Donations are accepted online here starting July 30. You can download a copy of the official donation form here if you do not receive one in the mail. Sign up for our E-news below. Read more on how to donate.

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~by the numbers~

63

Number of Charities supported in the 5 years of the Challenge

NUMBER OF Donors in the 2019 Great Fish Community Challenge

9000000

$AMOUNT Raised by the Great Fish Community Challenge in Just Five Years

1900000

Total $Match Amount Awarded over 5 years of the Challenge

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