A CHARITABLE GIVING CAMPAIGN
August 5 to September 17, 2021
INCENTIVE #1 – the biggest catch
EACH WEEK, ONE NONPROFIT WILL WIN A $500 INCENTIVE GRANT FOR HAVING THE MOST UNIQUE DONORS. THE INCENTIVE PERIOD RUNS FROM FRIDAY TO THURSDAY ENDING AT midnight, EACH WEEK DURING THE CAMPAIGN. OUR BUSINESS SPONSORS WILL PRESENT A CHECK TO THE WINNING NONPROFIT.
$2,000 in additional matching grants awarded at the August 5th Launch Event: Glacier Bank, downtown Whitefish from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Whitefish Community Foundation
Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 6 to August 12.
First Interstate Bank
Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 13 to August 19.
Park Side Credit Union
Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 20 to August 26.
Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 27 to September 2.
Glacier Payment Systems
Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 3 to September 9.
Big Sky IV CARE
Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 10 to September 16 .
Underscore Art and Jewelry
Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 17 – The Last Day to Give!
INCENTIVE #2 – pop-up donation station drawings
TWICE EACH WEEK, we will offer a $250 incentive grant at the POP-up Donation Stations.
Individuals who drop off a donation at a pop-up donation station will be entered into a drawing to win $250 for the charity of their choice. A $250 Incentive Grant will be awarded from each pop-up location. Only one entry per household during the campaign. Watch for pop-up locations and times to drop off your donation in person. Winners will be notified by phone or email.
special awards TO BE PRESENTED september 11th
at great fish fun run & Community Celebration
Nonprofit with the best interactive booth at the Great Fish Fun Run & Community Celebration wins a $500 Incentive Grant.
Winner of the Best Cheer at the Great Fish Fun Run & Community Celebration wins a $1,000 Incentive Grant for the participating nonprofit of their choice.
Top 5K Finishers
Male and female top finishers in the 5K Competitive Division win Incentive Grants for the nonprofits of their choice.
First place = $500
Second place = $250
Third place = $100
Most Fun Run Participants
The nonprofit with the most Fun Run participants wins a $500 Incentive Grant.
Winners of the Best Individual Costume and the Best Team Costume win a $250 Incentive Grant for the nonprofit of their choice.
Whitefish Community Foundation staff will choose nonprofits to receive the following $500 Incentive Grants:
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.
Committee Chair Drawings
It pays to be a Great Fish Fun Run & Community Celebration committee chair! All chairs will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win $1,000, $500 and $250 for the nonprofit of their choice.
special awards TO BE PRESENTED OCTOBER 25TH
AT THE GREAT FISH AWARDS CEREMONY
Russ and Mary Jane Street Community Service
Doris Schumm Community Service
Great Fish Award
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.
Jean Howard Memorial
Connie Heckathorn - Cheers for Volunteers
Corporate Citizenship Award
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.
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