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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.



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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Arc Thrift Store Moving to New Location in Philomath

The Arc of Benton County, which provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is using a Trust grant to finish a remodel on a new building for its thrift store they plan to move in to later this year. The cost of the remodel and property adds up to about $540,000, of which […]
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Jordan Schnitzer Awards $5 Million Toward New Art Museum

April Baer of OPB’s radio program State of Wonder recently featured philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer and the impact his family continues to have in the arts. This week, Portland State University announced that Schnitzer is giving $5 million to the fundraising campaign for the school’s new art museum. Steve Moore, executive director of the M.J. Murdock […]
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Former Murdock Partner Selected as Oregon’s Educator of the Year

David Valenzuela, science department co-chair at Madison High School (Portland, Oregon), was selected as Oregon’s 2017 Educator of the Year for the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education. David is an alumnus of Partners in Science, a Murdock Trust program that provides advanced research opportunities to high school science teachers. Congratulations, David! “Science education is […]
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Twispworks Receives Murdock Grant

Last weekend, Twispworks celebrated the grand opening of its new outdoor plaza, which was supported in part by a Murdock Trust grant. Twispworks is a center for arts, culture and business in Twisp, Washington, and the new plaza serves as a place for people to gather, picnic, attend outdoor music and arts performances and cool off in […]
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SEARHC Expands Juneau’s Children’s Dental Clinic

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will open their new Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau later this month. We are proud to partner with organizations like SEARHC who are working in partnership with Alaska Native People to provide the best healthcare for our communities. Read the full article. SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) announced […]
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Seattle Arts & Lectures Announces Recent Grant

Seattle Arts & Lectures recently announced a Trust grant they received that will enable them to digitize their audio archives of literary lectures and make them available to the community. Read the full article. Seattle Arts & Lectures has been around since 1987. In its first season, John Updike, Calvin Trillin, Donald Barthelme, and Louise […]
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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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