WCF Emergency Grant Program

Whitefish Community Foundation

Grant amount: US $500 - US $2,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Flathead County, Montana

Location of residency: Flathead County, Montana

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The mission of the Whitefish Community Foundation is to enrich the quality of life in the Whitefish area by fostering philanthropy, building endowments, and helping donors and nonprofits benefit our community.

The Whitefish Community Foundation offers support to nonprofits in the areas of Health, Human Services, Education, Sports & Recreation, Environment, Civic, Animals & Wildlife and Arts & Culture. We offer several grant programs to help nonprofits benefit our community.  

Emergency Grant Program

Emergency Grant Program addresses critical, urgent, or emergency needs, and is designed to be a rapid response grant program. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 or more at the discretion of the Board. Grant applications are reviewed immediately to provide quick turn around. Applicants are notified immediately following the approval process and awards are made quickly.

Eligible Projects

  • Projects or situations requiring immediate attention because left unaddressed, they will prevent the nonprofit from operating and fulfilling their mission.
  • A request for computer equipment will be considered if it is a true emergency.

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  • To be eligible for funding, an organization must be a 501 (C) 3, government entity, or other IRS recognized charitable entity providing services to residents of Whitefish, Montana.
  • Nonprofits are not required to be located in Whitefish, but they do need to provide a service that benefits the city of Whitefish and/or the residents of the greater Whitefish area.
  • The Community Foundation recognizes there are nonprofits in communities surrounding Whitefish providing crucial health and human services. If your organization falls into this category, please submit a grant application, and the Grants Committee will review and consider your request.


  • Projects that request funding for recurring expenses, travel expenses, general operating expenses, routine maintenance, or grants that have been previously funded by the Community Foundation or, projects requesting funding more than once within a twelve-month period are not permitted or eligible and are discouraged.
  • The Whitefish Community Foundation does not provide support for the following:
    • religious activities
    • debt retirement
    • political activities
    • pass through organizations
    • organizations working primarily to influence legislation
    • Grant applications that have been previously submitted to the Competitive Grant Program are not eligible for funding.
  • The Community Foundation does not fund projects retroactively.
  • Although the Emergency Grant Program Evaluation Committee reviews each application separately, it generally does not consider grants for:
    • Organizations outside Flathead County
    • Individuals
    • Deficits or retirement of debt
    • Programs or projects promoting a religious doctrine
    • Political campaigns or projects/programs promoting a political agenda
    • Conduit organizations, i.e., organizations or events that pass funds to other organizations
    • Seed money for projects or programs not yet started, or for projects or programs that are completed or conducted prior to the grant award date
    • Event sponsorships

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