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 partners and non-partners 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.

We are seeking new Board Members!

The Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork (CFBB) is currently seeking applicants for open seats on their Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees responsibilities include active participation in planning, committees, advocacy, and fundraising for Bigfork’s infrastructure amenities, town maintenance, community grants and new project development.
The board meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at noon. Regular attendance and an initial 3-year term are required. Candidates that are interested and dedicated to the improvement of the Bigfork community and its amenities, please submit a letter of interest, resume, or LinkedIn Profile name to  by Feb. 15. Previous volunteer and board experience are preferred.

Contact Information:

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

Important Documents, Updates and Announcements:

The scope of the work starts at MM18 on MT Hwy 35 and goes north all the way to Bigfork.  (See Map)  The Feeder is one of the most difficult and will require flagging for an extended period of time.  Work will be performed over the next 6-9 months with the majority of the flagging work being done beginning May 4th and ending by July 2nd.  The dates can change as the projected work loads change.  We are in communication with the DOT so they can update their website about delays due to flagging that travelers may encounter.

You may receive phone calls due to the high traffic on Hwy 35.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Amanda Opp , Right of Way Supervisor

Flathead Electric Cooperative

Map of Hwy



DECEMBER 4, 2019 6PM


 for more information visit

Minutes from monthly meetings are available upon request by emailing

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.