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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.



Museum of Flight Reaches Campaign Goal

Congratulations to the Museum of Flight (MOF) in Seattle, WA, for reaching their campaign goal: The Inspiration Starts Here! We continue to be both encouraged and honored to be able to partner with organizations like MOF, whose mission is to “acquire, preserve and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research […]
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Melinda Gates, Leadership Matters, 101 Grants, & Encouraging Generosity

Melinda Gates is a computer scientist turned philanthropist who, along with her husband, Bill, gives leadership in many ways in the nonprofit world, particularly in addressing global health issues. I have long appreciated their work, as well as their self-reflection. Recently, Melinda reflected on their work and the lessons they have learned from talking with […]
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Whitman Faculty Receive Grants

Whitman College recently announced the recipients of two Murdock College Research Program for Natural Sciences awards made at our last grants meeting.  Read more about the projects and other Trust-funded scientific research happening at Whitman: whitman.edu/newsroom/murdock-grants Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Boland and Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Ogin are the latest Whitman recipients of grants […]
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Museum of the Bible Announces Grant

The Museum of the Bible recently announced a grant they received from the Trust to continue work on a virtual guide system.  Read the article from charismanews.com and blackchristiannews.com: M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, based in Vancouver, Washington, has awarded Museum of the Bible a grant of $1.5 million toward the continued development, production, purchasing, storage, […]
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Quilcene Historical Museum Renovation Project

The Quilcene Historical Museum in Quilcene, WA, announces a recent grant that will help complete historic renovations of the Hamilton-Worthington mansion in Worthington Park.  Read more from their press release: The Quilcene Historical Museum is very pleased to announce the award of a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The generous grant of […]
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Cappella Romana Names New Executive Director

Cappella Romana, a Trust grantee, recently posted a press release announcing Mark Powell as its new full-time executive director. PORTLAND, OR — Cappella Romana’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Powell as its full-time Executive Director effective April 17, 2016. The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Powell […]
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Ruby Valley Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility

Ruby Valley Hospital (RVH) in Sheridan, Montana, started construction on its new 28,000-square-foot facility this week. RVH was awarded a Trust grant last summer for a radiography system to be housed in the new hospital. The current ten-bed hospital was constructed in 1964 to provide acute care for inpatients, and the new facility will allow […]
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Eye-A-Palooza Event to Give Vision Screenings/Eyeglasses

On April 8, Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation (OLSHF), a Trust grantee, is partnering with the William Temple House for Eye-A-Palooza, an event that is expected to provide 100 clients with free vision screenings, prescription lenses and frames. Eye-A-Palooza is part of OLSHF’s Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP), which gives adults in need access to […]
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Nearly $9.7 Million Awarded in Fall 2016

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust closed out 2016 with our final grants meeting investing nearly $9.7 million in more than 50 organizations.  That combined with prior grants awarded in 2016, brought the total investment in nonprofits in 2016 to $48.96 million. While the election season and inauguration have been grabbing the headlines in recent weeks, […]
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Advance in Intense Pulsed Light Sintering Opens Door to Improved Electronics Manufacturing

Researchers at Oregon State University, a Trust grantee, have made news after making strides in intense pulsed light (IPL) sintering.  Find the article on OSU’s website here. Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. Taking a deeper look at […]
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