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Why We Give

Morning Star Foundation is a Washington nonprofit corporation, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  

Morning Star Foundation is proud to support many charitable youth programs in Spokane and the greater Inland Northwest communities.

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.

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.

Kids in the Hills

Disman 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.


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.

Liberty Park Community Development Center

Our greatest strength is our community.  We strive to create and build upon community partnerships locally. Liberty Park Community Development Center is a neighborhood hub that connects people of all ages to opportunities for spiritual, educational, and social growth. 

Head Start / ECEAP

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs throughout Spokane are dedicated to providing high quality education, health, and social services for the well being of young children and their families. We were excited to partner for the first year ever and bring backpacks to 53 families.

Exchange Club

Child Abuse Prevention:  Through the proceeds of the annual holiday crab feed and auction, the Exchange Club has donated over $620,000 to support the programs and services of Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Children’s Home Society, and Partners With Families and Children.


The mission of Spokane Youth Sports Association is to provide sports activities for all youth where everyone plays, develops skills, is taught good sportsmanship, and learns the value of being a team player.

Catholic Charities Spokane

Catholic Charities Spokane is a network of agencies, institutions, parishes, and individuals, united in Gospel spirit, who are servants to the poor, and supporters for families in meeting the social service needs of people in eastern Washington.

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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(509) 448-1412


PO Box 2155, Spokane, WA 99201