MCF in the News
The surveillance testing program is made possible through the efforts of Big Sky Relief partners including Moonlight Community Foundation.
A new COVID-19 surveillance testing program will officially launch in Big Sky on Dec. 7.
In the midst of a spike in cases in Big Sky and greater Gallatin County, and on the heels of Big Sky Resort opening for the season, stakeholders pointed to the importance of making efforts to keep the community healthy.
Tests will be free and self-administered, and made available to the Big Sky School District, individual community members, small businesses, healthcare and public safety employees, and large employers, according to a Nov. 25 press release from Big Sky Relief.
The surveillance testing program is made possible through the efforts of Big Sky Relief partners including the Big Sky philanthropic community, and Big Sky Resort Area District, as well as community employers, and Visit Big Sky.
Big Sky Relief is a partnership between BSRAD, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, Moonlight Community Foundation, and Spanish Peaks Community Foundation, formed in March of 2020 to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Big Sky.
10 Local Nonprofits Awarded Grants
Moonlight Community Foundation (MCF) extended its commitment to the region’s nonprofit sector through the organization’s annual spring grant cycle. Just over $30,000 was recently awarded to 10 Big Sky nonprofits.
Reinforcing a focus on Arts and youth education, community development, land, conservation, and trails, the Foundation’s latest grants support the following organization…
On March 20, the Big Sky Resort Area District tax board met in a call-in format for an impromptu open board meeting to discuss several financial initiatives designed to take aim at growing community pressures as a result of the pandemic.
Most notably, the BSRAD committed $1 million to help “assist the Big Sky Medical Center manage the COVID-19 pandemic in Big Sky and mitigate social and economic impacts,” according to a press release.
The commitment was swiftly met with a combined $1 million pledge from the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, the Moonlight Community Foundation and the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation, bringing total relief funds to $2 million.
2019 was a banner year for the Moonlight Community Foundation, which delivered nearly $300,000 in grants, scholarships and support to 22 area non profits, organizations and initiatives. Utilizing a biannual grant cycle, this fall saw over $140,000 in grants, scholarships and support, factoring into over $800,000 in grants since the program’s inception in 2016. Read the full EBS Article here »
The doors of the Big Sky Community Food Bank opened in the spring of 2012. They ask for grant funds from all of our community organizations, and Moonlight Community Foundation has provided funds regularly. Here’s a fantastic article on the Food Bank organization »
Thank you to all of our guests, donors and volunteers at the Seventh Annual Summer Ski Bridge Event on July 23, 2017.
Harbor deWaard was a shining light in Big Sky – a little boy who valued community service and helping others. An adventurous soul, Harbor loved exploring the bottom of rivers, the top of Lone Peak and everything in between.
It is in that spirit that the Moonlight Community Foundation is honored to announce the Harbor Kingston deWaard Camp Moonlight Community Service Award to Logan Barker (left) and Charlee Sue Dreisbach.
Both Charlee Sue and Logan (pictured here with Board Chair Heather Morris and Camp Director Jeremy Harder) recently finished fourth grade at Ophir Elementary School, and each will attend a week of camp this summer in honor of Harbor. They will also be presented with a Camp Moonlight Harbor Community award superhero cape during their camp session. Congratulations!
This article originally ran in Explore Big Sky on June 10, 2016. Photo By Max Seelye,