Stay engaged with the FVCC Foundation by attending events, connecting with the FVCC Alumni network, or applying for an Enhancement Grant as an FVCC faculty or staff member.
Thank you to everyone who supported our 2022 Festival of Flavors events, Bibler Home and Garden Strolls, and Great Fish Community Challenge campaign.
With your support, we raised more than $500,000 for scholarships through the Festival of Flavors and Bibler Home and Garden Strolls. We look forward to hosting you at more exciting events in 2023.
Festival of Flavors
Festival of Flavors is a series of exciting culinary events that take place across the Flathead Valley throughout the year. The Festival of Flavors returns for its 16th season of greatly anticipated regional wine and food events. Thanks to our community's generosity and participation last year, we raised over $500,000 for scholarships. Come wine and dine with us in 2023 and support student scholarships.
Bibler Home and Garden Tours
During the spring and summer, experience acres of colorful annuals and perennials in full bloom highlighted by stunning views of the Flathead Valley at the beautiful Bibler Home and Gardens property. Enjoy strolls of the gardens and the home’s exquisite collection of antiques, sculptures and heirloom Persian carpets with all proceeds benefitting student scholarships at FVCC.
Tickets for 2023 Bibler Home and Gardens Tours go on sale Friday, March 31 at 8am. Please visit our Foundation Events Calendar to purchase tickets.
Great Fish Community Challenge
The Great Fish Community Challenge is an annual 6-week long charitable giving event each summer benefiting Flathead Valley nonprofits. In 2022, the FVCC Foundation raised more than $68,000 to support Flathead Valley Community College’s mission to promote excellence in lifelong learning. Look for more information about the Great Fish Community Challenge in 2023.
Our Alumni network enables current and former students to stay involved with FVCC, connect with fellow peers, and celebrate FVCC. Go Eagles!
As part of our mission to support programs at FVCC, the Foundation funds innovative projects that promise to improve the student experience through Innovation Grants. All areas of the college are welcome to apply, and collaborative projects between departments, academic divisions, industry partners or community groups are encouraged.
The Foundation Board of Directors and Associates has approved $50,000 for 2024 Innovation Grants. We are offering two (2) grants for up to $10,000 each to provide additional funding for more complex proposals. Remaining proposals will be awarded up to $5,000.
Previously funded projects include:
- Active Intruder Response Training
- Campus Farm
- Electronics, robotics, and 3-D printing technology in the Makerspace
- Flathead Fungal Diversity mushroom guides for Flathead Valley residents and visitors
- Northwest Regional App Challenge for girls grades 4-8
- UV/Vis Spectrophotometer for analyzing beer ingredients
- Virtual Author/Poet Workshop
- Women’s Choral Festival
Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, February 16.