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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.



True Leadership: Presidential Lessons Alive and Well in Local Nonprofits

By Steve Moore – February 2018   “I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.” – Abraham Lincoln When we think of the President of the United States—not of any specific individual to hold the office but rather the role […]
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One Plus One Equals Ten: The Power of Collaboration

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” -Aristotle When we welcome a new team member to the Murdock Trust, we ask them to complete a workstyle inventory that shares insights into their strengths and work preferences. There are no wrong answers to this survey, but the information is valuable. When we can […]
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Celebrating Those Serving the Common Good

As our nation celebrates the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, we at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust want to take a moment to honor the countless organizations and individuals who work tirelessly for the common good. In these two videos, we capture a small sampling of the groups that […]
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Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists: Partners in Science Participant Tim Renz Wins Washington Teacher of the Year Award

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Tim Renz, Washington State’s High School Science Teacher of the Year! Tim is part of our Partners in Science program, first as a teacher and now as an implementation coach, and he has applied the principles he learned through the program to transform how he teaches high school science. […]
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Britt Festivals Announce Murdock Grant

Britt Music & Arts Festival (Britt) recently announced a $300,000 grant from the Trust for their seating upgrade and grounds renovation project. This project will “replace deteriorating 30-year-old benches with newer hardwood benches designed to last for 40 years, while also expanding the current number of seats to total 981, providing safer walkways, improving sight-lines, […]
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“3 to PhD” Education Model First of its Kind

The newly constructed Faubion school in Portland opens its doors to K-8 students this week. The school is the first of its kind in the nation that will implement a new education model called “3 to PhD” in association with Concordia University. The Trust awarded a grant for $636,000 to the initiative for new technology. […]
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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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