Whitefish Community Foundation Donation Portal

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Welcome to the Whitefish Community Foundation's online donation portal. You can donate to any of the listed funds online. If you have any questions contact us at 406-863-1781 or by email contact@whitefishcommunityfoundation.org.

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WHITEFISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION -GRANT PROGRAMS
Community Emergency Response Fund
Community Foundation has activated a Community Emergency Response Fund to support local nonprofits helping those directly impacted by COVID-19. 100% of the funds donated will support nonprofits with unexpected needs impacting our local families. The Foundation has deployed numerous grants from this program to front line services addressing the needs arising from the COVID-19 impact in the Flathead Valley.
For more information on making a donation to the COVID-19 Community Emergency Response Fund call 406-863-1781.
The Kids Fund
Whitefish Community Foundation’s - Kids Fund Program – Giving Voice to Children, will work with local nonprofit organizations to provide funding that enables them to better assist our community’s vulnerable and homeless youth in an effort to move them from surviving to thriving. The three main areas of focus are to provide safety, educational opportunities, and access to a healthy life, in order to create lasting life changes.
WHA Emergency Rental Assistance Fund
The recent COVID-19 outbreak has found many of our Whitefish based workers without employment due to mandated or voluntary business closures. Whitefish’s community is particularly vulnerable with a local economy based around service and tourism industries, and significant numbers of layoffs are already underway. These workers are now struggling to make ends meet. In an effort to provide emergency relief to our local workforce, the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce, the Whitefish Housing Authority and the Whitefish Community Foundation have teamed up to create an emergency fund to provide one-time partial rent relief to Whitefish area renters. For additional information please see www.WhitefishHousing.org.
Whitefish Community Foundation - Circle of Giving
The Circle of Giving is the backbone of the Community Foundation's grant programs and the Great Fish Community Challenge. Today, the Circle has grown to be a major resource for the Foundation to help address the critical needs of our nonprofits, our schools, and our community. Circle donors support the mission of the Community Foundation with an annual gift of $5,000 or more annually.
Whitefish Community Foundation - Community Grant Program
The Community Grant Fund supports small projects and programs that benefit our community. Nonprofits benefiting Flathead County are eligible to apply once annually for funding of up to $4,000. The program was the first grant program established by the Foundation, as a way to help nonprofits with capital needs. Today it provides funding for all types of program areas. Your gift to the Community Grant Fund is used 100% to support this program.
Whitefish Community Foundation - Major Community Projects Fund
Whitefish Community Foundation's Major Community Projects Grant Program funds large capital projects that will have broad community impact. Grant awards range from $10,000 to $35,000 or more. The Foundation awards 2 to 3 annually.
WHITEFISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND
Whitefish Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Whitefish Community Foundation's Permanent Endowment Fund supports the work of the Foundation through an annual distribution. It is because of our strong Permanent Endowment that the Foundation is able to sustain important grant programs that benefit local nonprofits. Donations to the Endowment Fund can be made from an IRA, appreciated securities, legacy bequests, cash gifts, and donors are able to set-up a planned gift to take advantage of the Montana Endowment Tax Credit.
Great Fish Community Challenge
GREAT FISH CHALLENGE MATCH FUND
Support the Great Fish Community Challenge Match. 100% of your gift to the Match will benefit all the charities in the 2020 Challenge and help Whitefish Community Foundation keep the Match strong!

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WHITEFISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - GENERAL FUND
Whitefish Community Foundation - Greatest Need
Support the operations of Whitefish Community Foundation. Your gift will support the organization of the annual Great Fish Community Challenge, as well as other grant programs, and nonprofit professional training administered by the Community Foundation. The annual Great Fish Community Challenge is offered free to qualifying nonprofits. In just five years running, the Challenge has raised over $9 million for 58 Flathead Valley nonprofits.
NONPROFIT PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUNDS
Abbie Shelter Endowment Fund
Alpine Theatre Project Endowment Fund
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation Endowment Fund
CASA for Kids, Inc. Endowment Fund
Child Bridge Endowment Fund
  First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund
  Glacier National Park Conservancy Endowment Fund
Glacier Nordic Club Endowment Fund
Glacier Symphony and Chorale Endowment Fund
Humane Society of NW MT Endowment
  Human Therapy on Horseback Endowment Fund
Nate Chute Foundation Endowment Fund
North Valley Food Bank Endowment
North Valley Hospital Foundation Endowment Fund
North Valley Music School Endowment
  Patrol Fund Endowment
  Shepherd's Hand Free Clinic Endowment Fund
  Stumptown Art Studio Endowment Fund
  WAG Endowment Fund
  WAVE Endowment Fund
  Whitefish Community Library Endowment Fund
  Whitefish Education Foundation Endowment Fund
  Whitefish Library Association Endowment Fund
  Whitefish Theatre Company Endowment Fund
  Whitefish Trail Endowment
DESIGNATED FUNDS
Oldest Man Walking
  Shining Honor Project Fund
  Whitefish Fireworks Fund
  Whitefish Middle School Auditorium Designated Fund
AGENCY FUNDS
  Gary Norby Golf Foundation Agency Fund
Quasi Endowment Fund
  Back Country Horsemen Endowment
Other Funds