Our Beneficiaries

Please take some time and get to know some of the programs we support that are forever changing the lives of kids in our community.

Morning Star Boys' Ranch

Since 1957 Morning Star Boys’ Ranch has been serving this region by providing professional care, guidance, and hope to children, teens, and families. They work with residents to nurture their social, moral, educational, and emotional needs while working with parents to address environmental changes that will facilitate whole family healing.

Transitions | Educare

Transitions EduCare program provides licensed, sliding-fee scale childcare on the TLC campus for toddlers, preschool and school-age children designed to meet the needs of formerly homeless children. EduCare provides a nurturing environment to help children recovering from trauma. In 2018, 21 children were served with 6,364 hours of childcare and 2,057 nutritious meals. Transitions as a whole works to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane.

Embrace Washington

Embrace Washington is committed to providing, caring and supporting children in foster care within our community. They do this by raising awareness of vulnerable children's needs, identify how to meet those needs by connecting individuals and organizations with a heart to serve the foster care community. This year, Morning Star Foundation helped launch its Foster Care Education program, providing tutoring and college-preparatory learning for foster children ages 4 to 18.


Playworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable life skills through play. What better time to teach conflict resolution, leadership skills, and academic success than recess! Playworks believes that recess doesn’t have to be chaotic. At a better recess, kids acquire tools to work out disagreements and differences. When they’re playing amongst their peers, kids have a valuable opportunity to develop a sense of fairness, confidence, and communication. Kids who are engaged during recess are more likely to participate in class, which means better attendance and better grades. Playworks has reached 3.5 million children in 7,000 schools and is working to ensure children experience safe, healthy play every day. 

Dishman Hills Conservancy | Kids in the Hills

Dishman Hills Conservancy hosts a unique program called "Kids in the Hills". It's an opportunity for Title 1 Elementary school students to get outside through field study and allows the students to take what they've learned back into the classroom and applied it to their studies. Over 500 students are served by this program annually.

YWCA Spokane | Pathways to Healing

For more than four decades, YWCA has provided life-saving services to help victims of domestic violence and their children flee abuse and increase their safety. While safety services are essential, we recognize that they are oftentimes not enough; the consequences of domestic violence do not end once a family has fled abuse. The Morning Star Foundation's contributions are helping to develop the Pathways to Healing program for children and teens that have been exposed to domestic violence. Through a combination of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, sand/play therapy, mindfulness training, and eye movement desensitization and reprogramming, they aim to help children and adolescents heal individually, as well as within their family. 

South Side Christian School

Southside Christian School enthusiastically provides a Christ-centered, loving environment for children to experience academic excellence and spiritual development. They hold to the belief that God is the source of all truth and education is an exciting adventure.

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