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.



Eye-A-Palooza Event to Give Vision Screenings/Eyeglasses

On April 8, Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation (OLSHF), a Trust grantee, is partnering with the William Temple House for Eye-A-Palooza, an event that is expected to provide 100 clients with free vision screenings, prescription lenses and frames. Eye-A-Palooza is part of OLSHF’s Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP), which gives adults in need access to […]
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Foundations on the Hill 2017

Moses Lee, program director, will attend Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) March 20-22 in Washington, DC. FOTH brings together foundation leaders from across the country to DC for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. One of the points of conversation will be around charitable deduction legislation, which you can […]
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Bend Science Station to Build New Facility

Kailey Fisicaro published an article in The Bulletin featuring the Bend Science Station at OSU-Cascades, a recent Trust grantee. The Bend Science Station is one step closer to building a new facility on the OSU-Cascades campus in southwest Bend. With a recent $400,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the science education nonprofit has […]
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Taking the Long View

Mark Petersen from Stronger Philanthropy recently interviewed Steve Moore about the Murdock Trust and the idea of taking the long view when it comes to working for the common good.  Listen to the podcast and read more. As we begin the second season of the Stronger Philanthropy Podcast, we hear from Dr. Steve Moore, CEO […]
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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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