Grants

Morningstar Learning Center regularly seeks out grant awards to supplement our Family Assistance Scholarship Program, Tuition Reduction Programstaff professional development, and curriculum resources and materials, among other things.  It is because of these grant awards and private donations that MLC can offer its services to our community at the lowest possible cost.  See below for updated information on grant awards.

Summer 2020 Grant Updates

  • June 2020: MLC has been the recipient of a $1,500 grant from the Moonlight Community Foundation that was written for our Playground Safety project. This grant will be applied to project costs for building a ramp to the Infant Playground. We are so grateful for the continued support of MCF for our students!
  • June 2020: Morningstar Learning Center has been the recipient of a $72,800 grant from Big Sky Resort Tax to go towards our Tuition Reduction Program.  This grant will run from July 2020 – December 2020.  Any locally employed family qualifies for a $13/day/child tuition discount from Big Sky Resort Tax. We are grateful for the ongoing financial support from Big Sky Resort Tax that directly impacts our local families. This grant is critical to achieving our mission of providing state-licensed, affordable childcare for the children and families of Big Sky.

Fall 2019 Grant Updates

  • September 2019: MLC has been the recipient of a $1,500 donation from the Buck and Helen Knight Foundation.  This donation will go towards our Family Assistance Program as well as our Staff Professional Development Fund.  We are so grateful for their generosity and support!
  • November 2019: MLC has been the recipient of a $13,500 grant from Spanish Peaks Community Foundation that was written specifically for our Family Assistance Scholarship Program! We are incredibly thankful for the continued support of SPCF as this grant brings their total contributions to the Family Assistance Program to over $58,000 in the past two years!
  • November 2019: MLC has been the recipient of a $9,000 grant from Yellowstone Club Community Foundation that was written specifically for our Staff Professional Development Fund. We are so grateful for the continued support of YCCF for our teachers!
  • November 2019: MLC has been the recipient of a $2,240 grant from Moonlight Community Foundation that was written specifically for classroom technology.  We are so grateful their generosity and for the continued support!

Summer 2019 Grant Updates

  • June 2019: Morningstar Learning Center has been the recipient of a $136,140 grant from Big Sky Resort Tax to go towards our Tuition Reduction Program.  This grant will run from July 2019 – June 2020.  Any locally employed family qualifies for a $13/day/child tuition discount from Big Sky Resort Tax. We are grateful for the ongoing financial support from Big Sky Resort Tax that directly impacts our local families. This grant is critical to achieving our mission of providing state-licensed, affordable childcare for the children and families of Big Sky.

Spring 2019 Grant Updates

  • February 2019:  Morningstar Learning Center has been the recipient of a one-time $20,000 grant from Big Sky Christian Fellowship that was written specifically for our Family Assistance Scholarship ProgramWe are so grateful for the generosity and support of BSCF that helps MLC continue its critical mission of providing affordable early childhood education services in Big Sky.
  • May 2019: Morningstar Learning Center has been the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Spanish Peaks Community Foundation that was written specifically for our Family Assistance Scholarship ProgramWe are incredibly thankful for the continued support of SPCF as this grant brings their total contributions to the Family Assistance Program to over $45,000 in the past two years!