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Grants at Work: The Providence Academy and the Legacy of Mother Joseph

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The Providence Academy is a unique jewel in the community of Vancouver, Washington, and is overseen by a Murdock Trust grantee, The Historic Trust. The Academy’s 7,000-square-foot ballroom is a popular wedding and event space, and small businesses work out of its 65 offices. The iconic silhouette of the Academy’s bell tower, with a view […]
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Grants at Work: Unity Care NW

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In 1982, a coalition of health professionals, community leaders and faith-based organizations identified unmet health care needs in Whatcom County, Washington, and founded Unity Care Northwest. Operating as a safety net clinic with three locations across the county, Unity Care provides a full range of high-quality and affordable services to low-income patients, including primary, dental, […]
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Grants at Work: West Mont

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In Helena, Montana, one nonprofit is giving low-income adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity for inclusion and participation in the community, safe and comfortable homes and residential care, meaningful and fulfilling work and the empowerment to make choices for their lives. West Mont has been a staple in Helena for 45 years, […]
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Grants at Work: Mt. Hood Town Hall Association

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One of the vital areas where nonprofits serve in our region is rural communities. People who live in more remote locations have fewer options for health care, grocery stores, banks and other facilities we find in abundance in urban and suburban areas. One small nonprofit in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge is making a big […]
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Murdock Trust Welcomes New Program Director

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Camas Educator, Kim Newman, to join Vancouver nonprofit Vancouver, WA – A familiar face is setting up her desk at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust offices this week. After participating in programs offered by and working with the Vancouver foundation for eight years through the Murdock Trust Partners in Science Program, Kim Newman is joining […]
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Grants at Work: Preserving the history of the Manhattan Project

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During World War II, America led an effort to develop a functional atomic weapon. Its code name: the Manhattan Project. Some 125,000 people from a variety of backgrounds secretly worked on this project, and many were unaware of the project’s purpose. The history of the Manhattan Project is extensive and fascinating, and the Atomic Heritage […]
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Welcoming the Murdock Trust 2018 Summer Interns

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One of our favorite summer traditions around the Murdock Trust offices is the arrival of our summer interns. Every year, a small group of college students and recent grads bring fresh thinking, boundless energy and creative ideas to our hallways as they help us bring new initiatives to life and execute some of our most […]
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Grants at Work: Studying the Stars and Expanding Horizons for Science and Students

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The Milky Way provides a template to study galaxy formation and evolution across cosmological times, essentially giving astronomers a fossil record of the history of star formation and accretion. The structure of the Milky Way’s inner region, known as the Galactic Bulge, is an unsettled topic in astronomy, but variable stars called RR Lyrae reveal […]
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Answering Seven Tough Questions About the Murdock Trust

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Recently, Bill and Melinda Gates answered questions about the work of their foundation. This is a great model for others to follow in the philanthropic sector and we thought we would step up and do the same. Answering seven tough questions about the Murdock Trust At the Murdock Trust, our mission is to enrich the […]
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