the Kids Fund

GIVING VOICE TO CHILDREN

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Whitefish Community Foundation’s – Kids Fund Program – Giving Voice to Children,  supports small and large-scale programs in the areas of health, safety, and education that mitigate challenges and prevent local youth from becoming homeless.

The Kids Fund Program works with nonprofits and community partners to fund programs that:

  • Provide advocacy based on identified needs for our most vulnerable youth
  • Increase access to educational opportunities, tutoring, growth, and graduation, and employment assistance with job skills training
  • Work to prevent youth homelessness by providing effective tools for prevention and direction toward stable housing
  • Meet the basic needs of our youth by providing access to food, clothing, hygiene, and laundry facilities

 

WAYS TO DONATE:
Send a check made out to

Whitefish Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1060
Whitefish, MT 59937

Gifts of appreciated securities, IRA rollovers, and gifts from Foundations and Donor Advised Funds can be made by calling the Whitefish Community Foundation. Contact Linda Engh-Grady for more information at 406-863-1781

2022 KIDS FUND: One-Time Grants Over $10,000 or Multi-year Grant Requests

Kids Fund applying organizations:
1. Currently serve homeless youth, or youth at-risk of becoming homeless in Flathead County.
2. Are requesting a minimum grant of $10,001 to a maximum of $50,000, with the possibility of
renewable grants, depending on the scale and needs of the program.

This pathway accepts one-time grant requests for more than $10,000, or multi-year requests of up to $50,000/year for up to three years. 

In 2021, The Kids Fund awarded a multi-year grant for $100,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country to support after-school programming for more than 75 K-8 students in the Evergreen School District. Trained Boys & Girls Club staff members will lead students through various educational projects designed to instill healthy habits, build life skills, and cultivate leadership traits.  The children who will participate in the program have been identified by teachers and school counselors as having the greatest need for the services provided by Boys & Girls Club.

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