Major Community Project Grant Program

The Major Community Project Fund at Whitefish Community Foundation is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations complete capital projects that will have a significant and positive effect on communities in the Flathead Valley. Grants are normally $10,000 and up. Since the inception of the fund in 2010, $684,000 has been awarded to projects selected by the Whitefish Community Foundation Board of Directors.

2022 major community project grant awardees

Whitefish Community Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to Land to Hand to support the relocation of the organization’s building next to the Wildcat Garden at Columbia Falls Junior High School. The grant was made possible by members of the Whitefish Community Foundation’s Circle of Giving and other donors who support the Major Community Project Fund.

Land to Hand (formerly known as Farm Hands – Nourish the Flathead) is a nonprofit organization that provides Flathead Valley residents with access to fresh, local food through the organization’s Food for All Programs, including fruit and vegetables grown at the Wildcat Garden. Land to Hand also administers Double Snap Dollars and Senior Coupons and provides Columbia Falls school children with healthy snacks on the weekends and during school closures through its Backpack Enhancement Program. The new location serves as the ideal place for Land to Hand to offer gardening and healthy cooking programs for children, as well as to store, stage, and deliver food to those in need.

“We are so honored for the support and advocacy of Whitefish Community Foundation,” Land to Hand Executive Director Gretchen Boyer said. “This major grant will allow us to bring our food access programs and our Farm to School Program together.”

2021 major community project grant awardees

  • Flathead Land Trust – $15,000 for the Bad Rock Canyon Conservation project
  • North Valley Food Bank – $25,000 for expansion of the facility

The Major Community Project Grant Program is at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Inquiries can be sent by email to Whitefish Community Foundation.

Major Grant Veterans Home Check Presentation

Land to Hand

$25,000 for relocation of building
2022

Major Grant Veterans Home Check Presentation

North valley food bank

$25,000 for expansion of the facility
2021

Major Grant Veterans Home Check Presentation

Flathead land trust

$15,000 for the Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project
2021

Major Grant Veterans Home Check Presentation

Alpine Theatre Project

$10,000 for wireless microphones
2020

Major Grant Veterans Home Check Presentation

Whitefish Rotary Charitable Fund

$15,000 for Smith Fields Sports Complex Gotta Go Bathrooms Project
2020

Major Grant Veterans Home Check Presentation

Three Rivers EMS

$15,000 for ambulance cardiac monitors
2020

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