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Foundation announces fall community grant awards

| November 10, 2021 1:00 AM

Whitefish Community Foundation awarded $41,880 to 13 Flathead Valley nonprofit organizations during its 2021 Fall Community Grant cycle.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Big Mountain Commercial Association: $3,000 to support Saturday on-demand Mountain Climber service in Whitefish and a connected commuter route between Kalispell and Whitefish

Children's House Montessori School: $3,000 to support hardship and income-based scholarships to families

Climate Smart Glacier Country: $3,000 to support zero waste projects, smoke mitigation strategies, and community engagement

Code Girls United: $4,000 to support online coding program for girls

Glacier Hockey Association: $4,000 to support youth hockey programs

Glacier Institute: $4,000 to support youth outdoor education programs

Good Grief Group: $4,000 to support youth grief camps

Kalispell Contemporary Art Center: $1,470 to purchase new pottery wheels to expand the capacity of the ceramics program

Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center: $3,000 to support raptor rehabilitation and education programs

Northwest Montana Community Land Trust: $4,000 to expand the portfolio of properties in Columbia Falls

Riding on Insulin: $2,000 to support ski/snowboard camp for kids/teens with Type I diabetes

The Patrol Fund: $4,000 to support avalanche wireless beacon training

Whitefish Community School: $2,410 to support Second Step social-emotional curriculum for pre-school students

To be eligible to apply for a community grant, organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity or publicly-owned tax-exempt corporation, a 501(c)(4) service organization, or a 501(c)(6) trade organization presenting a project or program that serves a charitable purpose in our community; provide a program or service that benefits residents of the Flathead Valley or Eureka; and provide proof of current tax-exempt status at the time of application.

Two Community Grant cycles are offered each year, and organizations can apply annually for up to $4,000. Since 2000, Whitefish Community Foundation has awarded $2.24 million in Community Grants to local nonprofit organizations. This year, 30 organizations received $98,174 in Community Grant funding.

For more information about the Community Grant Program and application process, visit whitefishcommunityfoundation.org/community-grant-programs or call (406) 863-1781.