Moonlight Community Foundation’s fall grants support 14 local nonprofits
The Moonlight Community Foundation (MCF) semi annual grant cycles and commitments to the Big Sky Relief Collaboration has generated over $365,000 that has been awarded to local nonprofits this year.
That includes the recent $129,000 that has been allocated to 14 local organizations in grants and scholarships “to support programs and initiatives for youth, education, conservation, and the underserved needs benefiting Big Sky,” a press release said.
MCF aims to bridge the Moonlight Basin Community to “Causes that Matter,” executive director Anna Shipley explained.
The organization informally started in 2011 and became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2014.
“Since 2015, MC has awarded over $1 million to local nonprofits who are working tirelessly to make Big Sky better for all of us. MCF holds two annual fundraisers – the Spring Social and Summer Bridge event,” Shipley said.
Recipients of MCF’s fall grant cycle include:
• Arts Council of Big Sky – 2020- 21 ARTventure Education Outreach
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Big Sky Country – Keeping Kids Connected, BBBS Big Sky Programs
• Big Sky Community Organization – BSCO Parks, Trails, and Programming
• Big Sky Futbol Club – Goals, Equipment, and Coaching Project
• Big Sky Housing Trust – Down Payment Assistance Program
• Big Sky Ski Education Foundation – Athlete Equipment
• Big Sky Rotary on behalf of SNO – Big Sky Sustainability, Capacity Building, Growth, Education, and Awareness Project
• Friends of Big Sky Education – Lee Poole Memorial Scholarship
• Gallatin River Task Force – Middle Fork Restoration Project Design
• Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley – Big Sky School District Triplex Project
• HATCH – The Global Classroom Project
• Montana Land Reliance – Landscape Conservation in Big Sky
• Morningstar Learning Center – Building Maintenance: Interior Flooring and Painting
• The Community Learning Center at Big Sky Discovery School – Community Resource Liaison