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.



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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Expansion of Antibody Technology Resource Fueled by Trust Grant

The Antibody Technology Resource lab at Fred Hutch is poised to expand, thanks to new support from the Vancouver, Washington–based M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The $475,000 grant is matched by more than $550,000 from the Hutch’s privately supported Hartwell Innovation Fund to further grow the facility’s instrumentation. “Over the past five years Fred Hutch’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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Flourishing Through Philanthropy

Steven Garber, a senior fellow at the Trust, recently wrote an article that was published in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) publication, Advance. If we have eyes to see, there are gifts of God all around us. Good friendships, good food, good work, good stories, good laws, good schools, and more – each […]
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5 Best Practices of a Great Grant Application

by Jill Tatum • December 2016 Recently I received a phone call from a new development director at an organization with an active Trust grant. Since I am the program director for the grant, he called to introduce himself and let me know of his new position. After we exchanged pleasantries and discussed a few specifics […]
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