The Community Foundation For A Better Bigfork (CFBB) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the infrastructure quality of life, vitality and general welfare of the broader Bigfork Community. We have been serving the community since our creation in 1968.

Through our years of hard work and contributions from our members, Bigfork has become a vibrant community. It is a charming community nestled on the north end of Flathead Lake, 20 miles south of Kalispell Montana.  It has many assets and amenities not often found in other small communities. We continually maintain and improve the infrastructure of our beautiful community, and undertake activities that improve and preserve the cultural offerings, beauty and uniqueness of the Bigfork area.

After all, Bigfork is “Where the Flathead Lake Begins”.

Because Bigfork, located on the shores of Flathead Lake,  is an unincorporated community, it has no tax raising capability. Therefore, all that we do for the Bigfork Community depends on the generous donations of our members and non-members alike, private foundations, businesses, community organizations and through our fundraisers.

On average, we spend nearly $100,000.00 annually to maintain our community and the amenities that make Bigfork the community we and our visitors love. This amount does not include any new or enhanced infrastructure projects we may undertake for the betterment of Bigfork.

Contact Information:

The Community Foundation for A Better Bigfork at:
P.O. Box 486
Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-5888

Important Documents:

Bigfork Trails Map – Current Trails and Proposed Infrastructure

PacifiCorp Proposal to Expand the Bigfork Nature Trails

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

Since 1993 the CFBB has recognized and honored a community member who has made significant contributions to the Bigfork Community by volunteering their time and energy to the betterment of Bigfork.  The award is symbolized by a Cowboy hat which is bestowed once a year at the CFBB’s Annual dinner meeting in May of each year.

Past BIG HAT AWARD WINNERS