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.



Corban University Announces Lynwood W. Swanson Athletic Scholarship

Corban University in Salem, OR, has selected Brooklyn Baker as the first recipient of the Lynwood W. Swanson Athletic Scholarship.  The Trust provided a $150,000 grant designated for student athletes in honor of Dr. Lynwood W. Swanson, who recently retired as Trustee and became the first Trustee Emeritus of the Murdock Trust. Read the full […]
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Announcing the 2016 Annual Report

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We’re excited to share the release of our 2016 annual report! In the report you’ll find: Stories of the great work being done by the nonprofits in our region A full listing of grants made in 2016 A snapshot of our finances and investments in 2016 A look back at the convenings, conferences, events, and […]
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Honoring Public Servants

by Steve Moore • June 2017 We are always thinking with community partners in the Northwest about the best ways to honor and recognize those who go above and beyond in serving our communities, state, region and beyond. Volunteerism, service and civic engagement are key building blocks to healthy communities. In addition, public service is […]
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SonBridge Community Center Remodel is Underway

The Trust made a grant to SonBridge Community Center for the construction and remodel of their health and education center, which is now well underway. SonBridge provides services and resources to the community in Walla Walla Valley including “medical care, dental care, life coaching and counseling, education, referrals to social services, and also runs a […]
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WSU to be First U.S. University to Acquire Powerful New X-ray Microscope

We’re excited to share that our friends at Washington State University will be the first U.S. university to have the ZEISS Xradia Ultra 810, a powerful new $1.7 million X-ray microscope with state-of-the-art 3D imaging capabilities. Read the full announcement on Washington State University’s website. When it arrives on campus this October, a powerful new $1.7 […]
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Twin Rocks Camp Announces Murdock Grant

Guests at Twin Rock Friends Camp and Conference Center in Rockaway Beach, OR, will soon see facility improvements that will benefit campers and families with disabilities, thanks in part to a Murdock grant. Read the full article in the Tillamook Headlight Herald. The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently awarded Twin Rocks Friends Camp and […]
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Cracks in Cascadia

by Steve Garber • June 2017 I spent a day in Portland, a long day but only one day, one more time entering into the hope and work of the Murdock Trust. While I have been drawn in for most of twenty years, invited into its counsels about ideas of all sorts, for several years […]
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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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Vancouver Waterfront Continues to Gain Momentum

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The Trust is excited to be participating in the economic development of the Vancouver waterfront that, once fully built, will house more than 6,000 new residents and 5,000 new office workers. “A $1.5 billion project to redefine Vancouver’s waterfront reached a major milestone on Thursday with the first concrete pour at the site.”   The 32-acre […]
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Murdock Trust Names Elmer Huh as Chief Investment Officer

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The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust is pleased to announce that Elmer Huh will join the staff as chief investment officer beginning August 2017. Elmer was selected after an extensive national search, touching over one hundred prospective candidates. Elmer has more than 20 years in the field of public/private equity and alternative investing and joins the […]
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