Foundation / Corporation
Whitefish Community Foundation (WCF)
02/27/20 4:00 PM MST
Opportunity to Montana nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible regions to participate in a fundraising campaign and receive gifts and grants. New applicants are required to attend a mandatory meeting in order to participate. Additionally, applicants must have applied for a grant from the Whitefish Community Foundation Community Grant Program in a prior year. Funding may only be used to benefit programs based in Flathead County.
The purpose of the campaign is to build camaraderie and mission awareness within the Whitefish nonprofit community at large and allow everyone to benefit from lower fundraising costs.
The 2020 campaign will launch July 30 and span seven weeks. With a single gift made to the Whitefish Community Foundation between July 30 and September 18, donors can contribute to any number of local charities participating in the Great Fish Community Challenge.
Participation in the Challenge is free for nonprofits.
Nonprofits must raise at least $5,000 to qualify for the match.
Eligible contributions (from donors): https://www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Rules-2020-Final.pdf#page=6.
GrantWatch ID#: 152817
The Great Fish Community Challenge grant structure was developed to allow all organizations to benefit fairly from the match.
- The $5,000 Minimum: No match will be awarded if the nonprofit does not raise the $5,000 minimum.
- The $20,000 Cap: Participating nonprofits receive all gifts designated to the organization. The matching grant will be calculated on the first $20,000 of eligible contributions (defined below) designated to the organization during the campaign.
- The Match Percentage: The match percentage depends on the ratio of the total amount raised in the Great Fish Challenge Match Fund compared to the amount of eligible designated contributions raised by participating nonprofits during the campaign.
The Great Fish Award will be presented at the conclusion of the Great Fish Community Challenge. The recipient will be an organization that participated in the Challenge, demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm, and creativity during the Challenge, and showed strong support for the Challenge and the Color Fun Run. The total number of donors, amount of money raised, willingness to participate in Challenge events, and the organization’s interaction with other nonprofits in the spirit of the Great Fish Community Challenge will be considered. This award comes with a $7,500 grant.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=wcf
Whitefish Community Foundation Staff:
Linda Engh-Grady, President
Daria Perez, Vice President, Finance and Operations
Lynnette Donaldson, Finance Assistant
Kayla Nickells, Marketing and Events Coordinator
Linda Hobbs, Special Projects
P.O. Box 1060
214 2nd Street West, Suite 1
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: (406) 863-1781
Fax: (406) 863-2628
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