Great Fish Label

Great fish incentive grants & Awards

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

$1,000 in matching grants awarded at the August 4 Launch Event: Park Side Credit Union, Whitefish, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Whitefish Community Foundation

First Interstate Bank Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 5  to August 11.

Sponsored by
First Interstate Bank

Parkside Credit Union Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 12 to August 18.

Sponsored by
Park Side Credit Union

JCCS Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 19 to August 25.

Sponsored by
JCCS, CPAs

Parkside Credit Union Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors August 26 to September 1.

Sponsored by
Glacier Payment Systems

Big Sky IV Care Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 2 to September 8.

Sponsored by
Big Sky IV CARE

Underscore Art Gallery

Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 9 to September 15 .

Sponsored by
Underscore Art and Jewelry

Glacier Bank Logo

Nonprofit with the most unique donors September 16 – The Last Day to Give!

Sponsored by
Glacier Bank

special awards TO BE PRESENTED OCTOBER 17
AT THE GREAT FISH AWARDS event

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.

Biggest Overall Catch Award

$1,000

Sponsored by BNSF, this award will go to the organization with the most unduplicated donors during the Great Fish Community Challenge.

Best Booth Awards

$1,000 – First Place

$500 – Second Place

$500 – People’s Choice

Nonprofit booths at the Great Fish Fun Run & Community Celebration on September 16th will be evaluated for creativity, appearance, and interactivity.

 

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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