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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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SonBridge Community Center Remodel is Underway

The Trust made a grant to SonBridge Community Center for the construction and remodel of their health and education center, which is now well underway. SonBridge provides services and resources to the community in Walla Walla Valley including “medical care, dental care, life coaching and counseling, education, referrals to social services, and also runs a […]
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Twin Rocks Camp Announces Murdock Grant

Guests at Twin Rock Friends Camp and Conference Center in Rockaway Beach, OR, will soon see facility improvements that will benefit campers and families with disabilities, thanks in part to a Murdock grant. Read the full article in the Tillamook Headlight Herald. The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently awarded Twin Rocks Friends Camp and […]
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Mosaic Medical, Innovative Services NW, Billings Community Foundation Announce Grants

The Murdock Trust is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations all across the Pacific Northwest serving unique and diverse constituencies. This week, three grantees were in the news announcing Murdock awards. Mosaic Medical announces $250,000 grant | KTVZ.com “Mosaic Medical announced Tuesday it has received a $250,000 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, […]
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Philanthropy Northwest Announces New CEO

The Murdock Trust is excited to welcome Kiran Ahuja as the new CEO of Philanthropy Northwest. We look forward to partnering with Ms. Ahuja to continue to impact the region in meaningful ways. Philanthropy Northwest is network of philanthropic foundations across the Pacific Northwest and works to “promote, facilitate and drive collaborative action by community […]
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