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Great fish incentive grants & Awards

the biggest catch

EACH WEEK, ONE NONPROFIT WILL WIN A $1,000 INCENTIVE GRANT FOR HAVING THE MOST UNIQUE DONORS, and one nonprofit will win a $1,000 incentive grant for raising the most funds.  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.

Each participating organization is eligible to win only one of these $1,000 incentive grants during the Challenge.

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Matching grants

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 10 $100 matching grants for a participating organization.

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 10 $100 matching grants for a participating organization.

Great Fish on Air with KGEZ: Donors who make a gift of $100 or more to one nonprofit during Great Fish on Air with KGEZ will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 10 $250 matching grants for a participating organization.

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special awards

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.

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.

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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