One of the most important elements of the Whitefish Lake Institute is the people who come together to support the continuation of our work. There are a number of ways to contribute to and participate in our work and to invest in the future of Whitefish Lake and our community.
Great Fish Community Challenge
In just five years in action, the Great Fish Community Challenge has raised over $9 million benefiting over 55 different nonprofits expanding conservation efforts, improving human services, advancing education, and enhancing local arts and culture. This annual charitable giving campaign is designed to maximize donations to participating charities by awarding an additional percentage match from its own Great Fish Fund. The match percentage varies annually, but all gifts make an even greater impact when combined with the matching grant. The Great Fish Community Challenge benefits nonprofits by promoting mission awareness and inspiring community involvement. Participation in the Challenge is free for nonprofits and the Whitefish Community Foundation covers all administrative fees.
More about the Great Fish Community Challenge
Donation of Goods
Donations of boats and vessels, equipment, supplies, and furniture are an impactful way to support the work of WLI. Please contact us if you are considering a donation.
or Discounted Services
WLI is always looking for ways to get our work done well with a minimal outlay of cash. Pro bono or discounted services are a wonderful way for you to contribute, and are most appreciated by WLI.
WLI is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Charitable bequests can reduce your estate tax liabilities. Naming WLI in your will is easy, and you can designate any amount you wish. Please consult with your attorney if you are ready to create or amend your will , and give our office a call so we may assist you. Making a legacy gift to the Whitefish Lake Institute allows you to create a lasting relationship with the lake and the community that will represent your wishes long into the future. Legacy gifts provide stability that helps us focus our work and reinforce our programs as we grow and change.
There are many creative ways to give to a non-profit. If you have any special giving goals, we would be happy to work with you to try to achieve them.
WLI partners with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks on the Northwest Montana Lakes Network (NMLN). Through the work of volunteers in this program, lake data is collected and an annual report is prepared detailing the health and status of lake resources in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Missoula counties. Other volunteer opportunities are also available. All of these methods of contributing and participating in WLI programs help ensure that our local lake resources are protected and improved based on credible science and community input. Call us at 406.862.4327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.