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.



Facing the Challenges of Our Own Age

The Oregonian published an op-ed co-authored by Steve Moore and faith leaders in our community calling for understanding, tolerance, and cooperation in this challenging moment for our country.  We encourage you to read the op-ed and share it. On December 3, 1956, a year after the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott began, the Rev. Martin Luther King […]
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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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People Give to Make a Difference

Recently James M. Berberet, executive director of the Highland Community College Foundation, wrote an article in the Journal Standard regarding why people give. I wrote last year that “giving is part of living.” So let’s continue our discussion about giving. Why do people give? An online edition of the Chronicle of Philanthropy recently did a […]
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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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2017 Partners in Science National Conference Wrap-Up

The 2017 Partners in Science national conference was held in San Diego January 13-14. We had more than 130 teachers, 20 mentors, and a host of special guests at the conference. This year’s participants came from the Pacific Northwest (Murdock Trust Partners), Research Corporation, Columbia University, Stanford University, UT-Southwestern Medical Center, Van Andel Education Institute, […]
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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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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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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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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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