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How to Put Your Best Foot Forward When Applying for a Grant

by Lorin Dunlop • September 2016 Recently, I spent the better part of two days speaking with representatives from nonprofit organizations in our region, the Pacific Northwest. All of these leaders are contemplating making grant proposals to the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Some of the organizations have a long history of partnering with the Trust. Others have […]
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Murdock Charitable Trust CEO Steve Moore Talks Waterfront, Challenges and Local Impact

One year ago this month, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust made headlines when it was announced as the first official tenant heading to the 32-acre Waterfront Vancouver development, which is now under construction. The Vancouver Business Journal asked Steve Moore, executive director of the Trust, to discuss the reason for the move, the Trust’s impact on […]
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Off the Grid: Yotes Research in Idaho Backcountry

“A desire to understand the relationship between fires and waterways led College of Idaho professor, Dr. Jaime Goode, to apply for and receive a $48,000 grant from the Murdock Trust last year. With funding in hand, Goode and her team set out to see if Idaho rivers would have the right types of fine sediment […]
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Jefferson Healthcare Foundation Acquires New Medical Equipment With Trust Support

The Jefferson Healthcare Foundation recently announced the purchase of a new nuclear medicine gamma camera for the Jefferson Healthcare Radiology Department. The Trust is proud to have supported this project, along with other funders and generous donors. The new camera is anticipated to be in place and ready for use by December. It is replacing an older […]
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Mercer Island Science Teacher Conducts Summer Ophthalmology Research at UW

Larry Bencivengo, a Mercer Island science teacher, was awarded a grant in the Partners in Science program of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to conduct two summers of research at the University of Washington. “As I’m getting older and developing problems with my own with vision, I can relate a lot more,” Bencivengo said. This summer, […]
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Bag&Baggage Announces Plans for Permanent Home

Bag&Baggage, a professional theatre company in Hillsboro, OR, has announced plans to begin construction on Nov. 1 for its first permanent home. The company has been in residence at the Venetian Theater for the past nine years, and the new flexible performance space and administrative home, which will be housed in a former Wells Fargo bank, is […]
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New Capacity Building Initiative Helps Arts Organizations Think Big

New Capacity Building Initiative Helps Arts Organizations Think Big – 36:20 “It’s really tough for arts organizations to think big when they’re so married to a regular cycle of ticket sales, grants and courting donors. OPB’s State of Wonder’s Arts Roadtrip recently sat down with Steve Moore, executive director of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, to talk […]
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Introducing Eugene Cochrane, Jr. as Visiting Scholar

The Murdock Trust is pleased to welcome Eugene Cochrane, Jr. as its new visiting scholar. Cochrane comes from serving as president of the Duke Endowment, one of the nation’s leading philanthropies, based in Charlotte, NC. Cochrane joined the Endowment in 1980 after serving as a hospital administrator. At the Endowment, he served as director of […]
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