Great Fish Label

incentive grants & special Awards

Matching incentive grants

Great Fish Launch Party: Donors who make a gift of $100 or more to one nonprofit at the Launch Party will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 11 $1,000 matching grants for a participating organization.

Great Fish Fun Run & Community Celebration: Donors who make a gift of $100 or more to one nonprofit at the Fun Run & Community Celebration will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 9 $1,000 matching grants for a participating organization.

 

biggest catch incentive grants

Each week, one nonprofit will win a $10,000 incentive grant for having the most unduplicated/unique donors who give $25 or more. The incentive period runs from Friday to Thursday at midnight each week during the Challenge.

Three $10,000 drawings will be held on the last day of the Challenge:
1. Nonprofits receiving gifts from first-time Flathead Valley donors who give $25 or more.
2. Nonprofits receiving gifts from donors who support four or more nonprofits with a gift of $25 or more.
3. Nonprofits receiving gifts from donors who have given all 10 years of the Challenge.

The nonprofit with the most unique/unduplicated donors during the Challenge will win the Biggest Catch Overall Award and a $2,500 incentive grant, sponsored by BNSF.

Each nonprofit is eligible to win only $10,000 incentive grant during the Challenge.

A unique/unduplicated donors is defined as a household or business that has not previously given in this year’s Challenge. Family members and domestic partners residing at the same household who give separately are considered one donor.

 

special awards

Great Fish Award

$10,000

Presented annually to a nonprofit organization that participated in the Great Fish Community Challenge with commitment, enthusiasm and creativity while showing strong support for the Challenge and Fun Run.

Connie Heckathorn - Cheers for Volunteers

$2,500

This award will go to the organization that makes effective use of its volunteer base to get things done during the Challenge.

Corporate Citizenship Award

$2,500

The Corporate Citizenship Award is given each year to a local business that does an outstanding job promoting employee giving during the Challenge. The award recipient will win $2,500 for the nonprofit of their choice.

Most Improved

$2,500

Awarded to a nonprofit that has demonstrated significant improvements in donor outreach, marketing, and collaborative participation in the Challenge.

Staff Awards

Whitefish Community Foundation staff will choose nonprofits to receive the following Staff Awards, accompanied by a $1,000 grant:

Finest Fishing: Awarded to a nonprofit that demonstrates outstanding, collaborative marketing throughout the Challenge.

Fish Teamwork: Awarded to a nonprofit that goes above and beyond to help Whitefish Community Foundation put on a successful Challenge.

New Fish on the Block: Awarded to a standout, first-time Challenge participant.

Upstream Award: Awarded to a nonprofit that exhibits extraordinary leadership in bringing their organization to a new level.

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