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With the Murdock Trust’s continuous grantmaking, enrichment events and other diverse activities, programs and involvement, our staff and our nonprofit partners are constantly engaged in the work we do for our communities. When we publish news or make announcements, we’ll post these items here.



Grants at Work: Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

New Dock Expands Opportunities for Children of all Ages and Abilities Stationed in the beautiful Kachemak Bay of Homer, Alaska, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) connects people of all ages with the unique marine and coastal ecosystems of the 50-mile Bay. Visitors have the opportunity to observe up close any number of land […]
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Turning Honey into Knowledge – A Creative Collaboration Between Gonzaga University and Zambia

It’s the time of year when countless college students across the Pacific Northwest and the country begin to plan for their spring and summer breaks. While many young adults will invest their time away from the classroom in internships and summer jobs, a small handful will venture from Spokane, Washington, to Zambia, Africa, to turn […]
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One Plus One Equals Ten: The Power of Collaboration

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” -Aristotle When we welcome a new team member to the Murdock Trust, we ask them to complete a workstyle inventory that shares insights into their strengths and work preferences. There are no wrong answers to this survey, but the information is valuable. When we can […]
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Grants at Work: Museum of the Rockies: From Fossils to Outer Space

A full-size replica of a T-Rex skeleton stands guard at the entrance to Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. Once guests step through the doors, they find something even more impressive: the Taylor Planetarium. One of only a handful of planetariums in the world to offer state-of-the-art Digistar 5 projection technologies, it gives visitors […]
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Grants at Work: Pilchuck Glass School

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains on what used to be a tree farm, world-renowned artists and instructors teach glass art at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. Pilchuck was co-founded by Dale Chihuly nearly 40 years ago and has become the world’s most comprehensive glass art education center, offering intensive residential instruction […]
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Sowing the Seeds of Scholarship at Whitworth University in Spokane

On a warm autumn day, students crisscross the grounds of Whitworth University. They move between classrooms and buildings along pathways that meander beneath countless towering pine trees. While some of these trees pre-date the institution that has helped mold young minds for more than a century, their growth mirrors the school’s own growth over the […]
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A Joyous New Year

While eyes turn to the fresh promise of a new year, the team at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust is still basking in the joys of the holiday season. In the midst of the festive final weeks of 2017, the Trust approved 87 grants to organizations serving the Pacific Northwest, totaling just over $17 million. […]
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Setting Up Camp on Lake Coeur D’Alene

After months of social studies, chemistry and algebra, children and teenagers from around the country go on summer break and have an opportunity to pursue adventure and lifelong friendships at Camp Lutherhaven. Nestled on the banks of the pristine Lake Coeur D’Alene, Lutherhaven has provided outdoor education, leadership training and development for young adults for […]
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A Fresh Start

To passersby, it may look like an ordinary brick office building. But when you step inside the Union Gospel Mission Center for Women and Children in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, you enter a self-contained community dedicated to recovery, healing and helping those in need get a new lease on life. While the Mission does offer emergency […]
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Raising the Rink Roof in Idaho

While Jack Murdock’s passion for flying and technology are well known, not many people know he was also a whiz on the ice. Throughout his life, Jack was a passionate skater and considered time on the ice his favorite way to stay in shape. While the Murdock Trust regularly funds a wide variety of projects […]
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