Providing Grants That Solve
the Problems We Care About Most

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 grant cycle. We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 grant funding cycle on August 1, 2021.

In order for your nonprofit program to be considered for a grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualify as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization according to the Internal Revenue Service Code

  • Serve Inland Northwest, primarily Spokane County, Eastern Washington, North Idaho and surrounding communities

  • Program mission must align with a minimum one of our Five Pillars of Caring; max one grant request per pillar

  • Maintain current financial records, providing a copy of the operational budget and a statement of financial position

  • Individual grant requests amount must be between $10,000-30,000

  • Must have a working board of directors, as well as management, governance, and accountability structures in place

  • Need to provide a list of board members and their affiliations

Are You Eligible for a Grant?

Important Dates

The Morning Star Foundation will be accepting online grant applications November 1-30. All materials must be received no later than 11:59 pm on November 30th to be considered. Applications will be reviewed throughout the month of December and applicants will be notified of their funding request status on or before December 31.

Get Your Questions Answered

For more information, questions about program eligibility or about applying, please call 509.448.1412 or send an email inquiry to admin@morningstar-foundation.org.

How to Apply for a Morning Star Foundation Grant

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility

Step 2: Start Your Application

If your organization is eligible, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a pre-filled form to begin your application. You will be allowed to save your application and restart at any time using the link in the email.

Send an email to admin@morningstar-foundation.org with any questions you have about the grant application process before Sunday, November 8th at 5:00 pm. These will be answered during the info session.

Step 3: Submit Questions

Attend an info session at 12:00 pm on Monday, November 9th to have your questions answered. We will be covering specific how-to tutorials and explaining the application process in detail.

Step 4: Attend Info Session

Step 5: Submit Your Application

What You Can Expect from the Granting Committee

The Morning Star Foundation is tasked with the stewardship and sustainability of the Foundation’s assets to support administration of grant funding to the programs that carry out our mission. Our Grants Administration Committee meets all throughout the year to streamline the granting cycle process, review applications for eligibility, and award grants to the nonprofits that solve the problems we care about the most. The granting committee intermittently reviews the progress of each program and reports the impact they are having back to our donors.

 

A special meeting is held during the month of June to review the Foundation’s financial performance and determine the amount that will be available for granting throughout the next cycle. The funds available for granting varies from year to year and may be limited during times of economic downturn and organizational restructuring. For this reason, the Foundation does not provide grant funding to cover administrative costs and payroll related expenses.

Important Dates

The Morning Star Foundation will be accepting online grant applications August 1 - September 30. All materials must be received no later than 11:59 pm PST on September 30th to be considered. Applications will be reviewed throughout the month of October and applicants will be notified of their funding request status on or before November 30th.

Get Your Questions Answered

For more information, questions about program eligibility or about applying, please call 509.448.1412 or send an email inquiry to admin@morningstar-foundation.org.

How to Apply for a Morning Star Foundation Grant

Check your organization’s grant funding eligibility.

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility

Step 2: Start Your Application

If your organization is eligible, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a pre-filled form to begin your application. You will be allowed to save your application and restart at any time using the link in the email.

Send an email to admin@morningstar-foundation.org with any questions you have about the grant application process before 5:00pm PST on Sunday, August 1st. These will be answered during the info session.

Step 3: Submit Questions

Attend an info session on at 12:00 pm PST on Monday, August 2nd to have your questions answered. We will be covering specific how-to tutorials and explaining the application process in detail.

Step 4: Attend Info Session

Step 5: Submit Your Application

What You Can Expect from the Granting Committee

The Morning Star Foundation is tasked with the stewardship and sustainability of the Foundation’s assets to support administration of grant funding to the programs that carry out our mission. Our Grants Administration Committee meets all throughout the year to streamline the granting cycle process, review applications for eligibility, and award grants to the nonprofits that solve the problems we care about the most. The granting committee intermittently reviews the progress of each program and reports the impact they are having back to our donors.

 

A special meeting is held during the month of June to review the Foundation’s financial performance and determine the amount that will be available for granting throughout the next cycle. The funds available for granting varies from year to year and may be limited during times of economic downturn and organizational restructuring. For this reason, the Foundation does not provide grant funding to cover administrative costs and payroll related expenses.

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The Morning Star Foundation was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 to solicit and manage charitable gifts in a permanent fund to benefit youth. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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