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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.



New Inter-campus Research Experiment: Murdock Collaborative Research Alliance

Moses Lee was thinking. Here he was, program director for research and science at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, a man with an unbridled passion for science and a philanthropic pot of money needing a good home. His task? To find a way to advance science research at four-year colleges in the Pacific Northwest region […]
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Heart of Oregon Corps Reaches Capital Campaign Milestone

The Heart of Oregon Corps (HOC) has raised over a half million dollars for a fleet of new vehicles, meeting its capital campaign goal.  Along with Trust support, HOC received funds from the MCM Fund, The Ford Family Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Eddie Williamson Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation, as well as a […]
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Research Team at University of Washington is Building a Better Battery

Dr. Lilo Pozzo, associate professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, received a $60,000 Commercialization Initiation grant from the Trust to enable a renewable energy grid for flow battery technology. Dr. Pozzo and the rest of the Membrion research team were recently featured in an article in which they explain the […]
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Boys Scouts, HopeWorks Announce Grants

The Murdock Trust is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations all across the Pacific Northwest serving unique and diverse constituencies. Recently, two grantees were in the news announcing Murdock awards. The Boy Scouts of America Blue Mountain Council announces $163,000 grant | Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business “The Boy Scouts of America Blue Mountain Council […]
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OSU Spectroscopy Instrument to Benefit Northwest Researchers

Oregon State University (OSU) has acquired a new ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy instrument that will “make its surface characterization laboratory a major resource for scientists throughout the Pacific Northwest.” This piece of equipment will be used to develop “new and better materials for semiconductors, solar energy, batteries, catalysis and various environmental applications.” OSU received a […]
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OHSU Researchers Link Neurodevelopmental Disorders to High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy

A team of researchers at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), led by Elinor Sullivan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Neuroscience at Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU and a Murdock College Research Program Life Sciences grant recipient, have linked “an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as anxiety […]
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100Kin10 Focused on Training STEM Teachers

100Kin10 is connecting institutions from the public and private sectors, as well as government agencies, to solve “one of our country’s most pressing challenges – giving kids a great STEM education – by adding 100,000 more, excellent STEM teachers to America’s classrooms by 2021,” an initiative that has received support from the Trust. 100Kin10 has […]
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University of Puget Sound Student’s Summer Research Experience

McKinley Nevins is one of the students at the University of Puget Sound doing summer research supported by the Murdock Trust’s College Science Research Program, designed to strengthen institutions’ faculty and undergraduate student research efforts in the natural sciences. Check out this blog post she wrote about her experience working in the Hoh Rainforest on […]
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Bipartisan Charity Act, Founder’s Day Celebration, and $13.4 Million Invested in the PNW

We recently celebrated the Murdock Trust’s 42nd anniversary with nearly 500 leaders from across the Northwest. Our annual Founder’s Day celebration was held at the historic Fort Vancouver Trust and provided an opportunity to honor retiring Trustee Lyn Swanson, who is now our first Trustee Emeritus. Lyn was presented with a beautiful glass airplane crafted […]
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University of Portland Announces Partners in Science Grant

The University of Portland recently announced a Partners in Science grant awarded to Sr. Angela Hoffman, O.S.B., that will provide Amy Sutton, a local high school teacher from Benson Polytechnic High School, the opportunity to do work with Hoffman to do cutting-edge research. The Murdock Trust’s Partners in Science Program is in its 28th year […]
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