Great Fish Label

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.

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First Interstate Bank Logo

$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

First Interstate Bank Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 6  to August 12.

Sponsored by
First Interstate Bank

Winner: Nate Chute Foundation

Parkside Credit Union Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 13 to August 19.

Sponsored by
Park Side Credit Union

Winner: Montana Children’s Medical Center Foundation

JCCS Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 20 to August 26.

Sponsored by
JCCS, CPAs

Winner:  Project Whitefish Kids

Parkside Credit Union Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 27 to September 2.

Sponsored by
Glacier Payment Systems

Winner: Foy’s to Blacktail Trails

Big Sky IV Care Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 3 to September 9.

Sponsored by
Big Sky IV CARE

Winner: Sparrow’s Nest of NW Montana

Underscore Art Gallery

Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 10 to September 16 .

Sponsored by
Underscore Art and Jewelry

Winner: Whitefish Legacy  Partners

Glacier Bank Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 17 – The Last Day to Give!

Sponsored by
Glacier Bank

Winner: Abbie Shelter

Glacier Bank Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors throughout the challenge, august 5 to september 17, wins $1,000!

Sponsored by
BNSF

Winner: Nate Chute Foundation

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 for a chance to win $250 for the participating nonprofit 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.

Drawing winners:

  1. Donor Nancy Easely – Foy’s to Blacktail Trails
  2. Donor Dustin Leftridge – Flathead Rapids Youth Soccer
  3. Donor Mark Galbraith – Flathead Rapids Youth Soccer
  4. Donor Kelly Bruce – Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center
  5.  Donor Jill Rocksund – Whitefish School District Education Foundation
  6.  Donor Mandy Anderson – Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country
  7.  Donors Kristin and Randy Zuckerman – Whitefish Theatre Co.
  8.  Donor Tom Courtney – Lighthouse Christian Home & Services
  9.  Donor Marta Daehn – Glacier Symphony & Chorale
  10.  Donor Sonja Burgard – Hockaday Museum of Art

great fish on air instant grant drawings

Drawing Winners

Online and in-person gifts made during the Great Fish Radiothon on Friday, Sept. 10th on KGEZ Radio from 7:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. were entered into drawings for a chance to win one of twelve $250 incentive grants for the participating nonprofit designated by the donor.

And the winners are…

1. Donor Brant Horn – Flathead Warming Center

2. Donor Smile Montana Dental – Glacier Skate Academy

3. Donor Shane Barfoot – The Nurturing Center

4. Donor Jenny Kelly Stumptown Art Studio

5. Donor Loraine Measure – Abbie Shelter

6. Donor Betsy Bayne – Gateway to Glacier Trail

7. Donor Dean Robbins – Sparrow’s Nest of NW Montana

8. Donor Pam Evert – Intermountain Children’s Services

9. Glacier Bank – Montana Conservation Corps

10. Donors Richard and Suzanne Hildner – Whitefish Theatre Co.

11. Donors Chip and Kate Andrews – Flathead Food Bank

12. Donor Lori Hines – ImagineIF Library Foundation

special awards TO BE PRESENTED OCTOBER 18TH
AT THE GREAT FISH AWARDS event

Russ and Mary Jane Street Community Service

$2,500

Doris Schumm Community Service

$2,500

Great Fish Award

$7,500

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

$5,000

Connie Heckathorn - Cheers for Volunteers

$2,500

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.

Staff Awards

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.

Most Improved Fishing:  Awarded to a nonprofit that has shown significant improvements in donor outreach, marketing, and collaborative participation in the Challenge.

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