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.



New Women’s Shelter Coming to Walla Walla

The Trust recently made a grant to Christian Aid Center in Walla Walla, WA, for a new shelter to serve women and children experiencing homelessness. Read the full article in the Union-Bulletin. Walla Walla’s Christian Aid Center aims to open a new facility by this time next year to provide shelter and hope for women […]
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What Does Murdock Do?

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The Murdock Trust makes grants that enrich life in the Pacific Northwest. We stand with those who serve others – the difference-makers and forward thinkers, the caretakers and question-askers. Our partners do extraordinary things, and we are privileged to help them deliver strength to the undeserved, knowledge to the seekers, inspiration to the innovators, and opportunities […]
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PSU Awarded Partners in Science Grants

Portland State University (PSU) announced recent grants they received through our Partners in Science program that connects high school science teachers with research mentors to engage in science research. Read the full article here. Portland State University was recently awarded $45,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science (Partners) program. The grants, at $15,000 […]
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5th Cohort Completes Board Leadership Program

The 5th cohort of executive directors, board chairs, and board members representing 11 nonprofit organizations from across the Pacific Northwest recently completed the Trust’s Board Leadership & Development Program. The program’s purpose is to help equip nonprofit organizations to fulfill their unique missions as they build board and staff capacity and identify the strategic steps and […]
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SEARHC Expands Juneau’s Children’s Dental Clinic

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will open their new Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau later this month. We are proud to partner with organizations like SEARHC who are working in partnership with Alaska Native People to provide the best healthcare for our communities. Read the full article. SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) announced […]
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Op-ed in the Idaho Statesman

Terry Stokesbary, senior program director at the Murdock Trust, along with Amy Little (Idaho Nonprofit Center), Karen Bilowith (Idaho Community Foundation) and Mark Priddy (Full Circle Exchange) co-authored an article recently featured in the Idaho Statesman. Read the full piece at http://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article147697144.html Idaho Nonprofits Change Lives, and We All Play a Part In the Treasure Valley, […]
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Seattle Arts & Lectures Announces Recent Grant

Seattle Arts & Lectures recently announced a Trust grant they received that will enable them to digitize their audio archives of literary lectures and make them available to the community. Read the full article. Seattle Arts & Lectures has been around since 1987. In its first season, John Updike, Calvin Trillin, Donald Barthelme, and Louise […]
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A Long-Term Investment Strategy

by David Austin • April 2017 Resurrecting an ancient approach to cultivating donors. “Use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves.” Does the quote above strike you as strange? If so, you’re not alone. Most people recoil at the idea of using money to influence friendship, because leveraging money for friendship seems cold, calculating and downright […]
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Museum of Flight Reaches Campaign Goal

Congratulations to the Museum of Flight (MOF) in Seattle, WA, for reaching their campaign goal: The Inspiration Starts Here! We continue to be both encouraged and honored to be able to partner with organizations like MOF, whose mission is to “acquire, preserve and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research […]
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Boise Teacher Brings Science Research Into Classroom

Jon Moreno-Ramirez from Riverstone International School in Boise, ID, was recently featured in an article in Idaho ED News by Andrew Reed. Moreno-Ramirez is a current Partner in the Trust’s Partners in Science program. At age 30, Jon Moreno-Ramirez gets butterflies in his stomach when he talks about science. He even has a forearm tattoo with a […]
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