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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.



Boise Teacher Brings Science Research Into Classroom

Jon Moreno-Ramirez from Riverstone International School in Boise, ID, was recently featured in an article in Idaho ED News by Andrew Reed. Moreno-Ramirez is a current Partner in the Trust’s Partners in Science program. At age 30, Jon Moreno-Ramirez gets butterflies in his stomach when he talks about science. He even has a forearm tattoo with a […]
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Lebanon Hospital Project Nears $150,000 Top-Off Grant

The Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital announces it’s $150,000 top-off grant from the Trust for it’s Emergency Room Renovation Campaign and is featured in an article by Alex Paul of the Albany Democrat-Herald: The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will give Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital $150,000 toward its Emergency Room Renovation Campaign, but the funds come with […]
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HUB Sports Center Announces Grant

The HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake, Washington recently announced a $350,000 grant from the Trust and was featured in an article by Steve Christilaw in the Spokesman-Review: There are very few dull moments at the HUB Sports Center. The Liberty Lake sports facility is a hoppin’ place on just about any day, all day long. […]
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Bend Science Station to Build New Facility

Kailey Fisicaro published an article in The Bulletin featuring the Bend Science Station at OSU-Cascades, a recent Trust grantee. The Bend Science Station is one step closer to building a new facility on the OSU-Cascades campus in southwest Bend. With a recent $400,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the science education nonprofit has […]
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WSU Researchers Tackle Impact of Climate Change on Plants

An article by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) features a grant awarded to Washington State University to test multiple heat and pest scenarios. Washington State University researchers are undertaking an industrious investigation into the effects of global warming on plants. Making the effort possible is a fully automated “plant hotel” that can […]
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Echoz Pregnancy Care Center Offering More Services

Echoz Pregnancy Care Center, a Trust grantee, was recently featured in the Great Falls Tribune in an article written by Jo Dee Black. After more than two decades caring for children at her home day care while their parents worked, Echoz Pregnancy Care Center CEO Bonnie Mitchell now leads efforts to care for unborn children […]
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Grant Combines Mental Health & Housing

Catholic Charities of Oregon, a Trust grantee, was recently featured in an article in the Catholic Sentinel: Health provider Kaiser Permanente has awarded Catholic Charities of Oregon almost $323,000 over three-and-a-half years to pay mental health workers to lead a program for homeless veterans. The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust also awarded Catholic Charities a grant […]
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Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Purchases New CT Machine

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, Montana, a Trust grantee, recently acquired a brand new 64-slice GE Recolution-evo CT Scanner.  Article by Sydney Williams of The Western News. Cabinet Peaks Medical Center is proud to announce the recent purchase of a brand new 64-slice GE Revolution-evo CT Scanner, which was made possible in part by […]
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Boise State Public Radio Receives $240,000 Grant

An article by Taylor Munson in Boise State’s independent student news source, The Arbiter, features Boise State Public Radio’s recent grant to improve infrastructure and the listener experience. Boise State Public Radio (BSPR) recently announced that they received a $240,000 grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust. The grant will be used to upgrade BSPR’s […]
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PIR Holiday Lights Shine on New Owner

The Sunshine Division, an organization providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need since 1923 and Trust grantee, was recently featured in an article in the Portland Tribune written by Jim Redden. For 22 years, the annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Portland International Raceway has been one of the region’s most […]
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