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.



Grants in Action: Idaho Botanical Garden

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Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern, urban life in Boise and the surrounding region, the Idaho Botanical Garden offers a unique space for residents to pause, breathe and reconnect with nature. The 15-acre space serves myriad needs for the community throughout the year. The garden offers live events ranging from small group discussions to […]
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Congratulations to Gene Cochrane, Interim CEO for the Council on Foundations

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While it may sound a bit cliché, staff who serve at the Murdock Trust feel more like family than mere co-workers. We work together, we celebrate together and we remain in close contact when colleagues move on to tackle new challenges and opportunities for service. Nothing makes us more proud than to see a member […]
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Welcome Rudy Carrasco to the Murdock Trust

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The Murdock Trust is excited to share that Rudy Carrasco, a 29-year veteran of nonprofit and community service, will join our team as our newest Program Director! A Stanford University graduate, Rudy brings extensive experience working in education, economic and leadership development through his professional and volunteer roles. “We are excited to have Rudy bring […]
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Welcome Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks to the Murdock Trust

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In addition to our hardworking staff who call our Vancouver, WA offices home, the Murdock Trust is fortunate to also count a collection of incredibly wise, passionate professionals from around the country as Senior Fellows. Advising on myriad topics, these esteemed experts bring a wealth of experience from a variety of backgrounds and networks to […]
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Change Happens – Preparing For High Level Transitions

by Ron King • March 2018 The only constant in the world is change. We would love if great leaders could remain at the helm of an organization forever, but it is inevitable that every nonprofit will face the challenge of navigating executive transition at some point. In fact, that transition will likely be sooner […]
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Grants in Action: Because International

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Staff and volunteers at Because International focus on connecting great products to communities in need. Their shoe that grows with the wearer is helping countless children around the globe whose families may not be able to afford new shoes every few months. We love seeing this sort of creative thinking to bring tangible solutions to […]
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Welcome Dave Kresta – Visiting Scholar

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Throughout the years, the Murdock Trust has been fortunate to welcome a host of outstanding minds and leaders who share their gifts with us as Visiting Scholars. That tradition continues this month as we welcome Dave Kresta to the Murdock Family. Passionate about improving how local churches and faith-based non-profits address poverty, inequality, and other […]
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Grants in Action: Garten Services

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People thrive when they have a daily job that they are passionate about, that they are skilled for and that they enjoy. Contributing to the community and putting forth an honest days work is empowering and inspiring. The team at Garten Services invests in developing tolerant work environments to employ individuals that may need more […]
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Grants In Action: Protecting Henry’s Fork

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For years, the team at the Henry’s Fork Foundation has focused its mission on protecting and conserving this gorgeous river and watershed through science. In this video, we take a close look at the latest developments undertaken by the Foundation and how staff and volunteers are conserving the natural beauty of Idaho.
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Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

by Terry Stokesbary • March 2018 What Is Your Organization Doing to Develop Young Leaders? Like millions of others, I love the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton. This history-telling, history-making musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s life and death through rap and hip-hop. It sounds like an unlikely combination, but as its popularity and critical […]
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