M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
By the Numbers:

Spring 2023


Total Granted


Grants Awarded






We are pleased to share that at the Murdock Trust Spring Grants Meeting,

Trustees approved 60 grants totaling $20,675,500 to nonprofit organizations across the Pacific Northwest.

This report is a small token of our gratitude for the important work at each of these organizations, and so many others working for the common good of our region. From beautiful new buildings to programming staff, cutting-edge equipment to new training and curriculum, these nonprofits are investing in the future of their communities by building capacity in their organizations now. May this report be a celebration of the ways, big and small, our region is taking steps toward flourishing together. A full list of our most recent grants can be found at the bottom of this page.

To all our grantees, thank you for leaning into the challenges and joys of serving well now for a brighter today and tomorrow!

Featured Grantees


Alaska Arts Southeast (Sitka Fine Arts Camp)

Facility renovations and a new heating system will enable the Sitka Fine Arts Camp to serve more campers, researchers, and visitors.

Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance

Previously an all-volunteer nonprofit, Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance is hiring its first Executive Director as it moves to a sustainable model in service of Alaskans.

South Peninsula Athletic & Recreational Committee

A new floor at this recreational sports facility in Homer, AK, will support the nonprofit’s mission to promote a healthy community through play.


Association of Classical Christian Schools

New videos, curriculum, and training for school leadership will strengthen classical Christian schools across the country.

Boys & Girls Club of Ada County

A new clubhouse will expand this Boys & Girls Club to reach more than 1,200 children and teens in Kuna, ID.

“I Have a Dream” Foundation Idaho

Thanks to new staff, this nonprofit will be able to provide more low-income youth with academic, social, and emotional support in Blaine County, ID.


American Indigenous Business Leaders

Three new staff positions will enable this nonprofit to provide more leadership development, scholarships, internships, and mentoring programs for Indigenous youth.

Montana Free Press

New reporting staff will support local news coverage in Montana so that all Montanans have access to high-quality journalism covering state and community issues.

American Red Cross, Idaho, Montana, & East Oregon

A Biomedical Expansion Campaign will help the Red Cross secure more blood and blood products across the region.


Leadership Mission International

Leadership Mission International will be better equipped to support the development of women leaders with new staff.

African Youth & Community Center

With the purchase of a new facility, this organization led by and for East African immigrants and refugees will continue to be a leader in this Portland community.

Providence Seaside Medical Foundation

A laboratory renovation at this nonprofit hospital serving Seaside and Clatsop County will provide critical care for communities on the Oregon Coast.

George Fox University

A beautiful new chapel at George Fox University will provide space for spiritual reflection and thoughtful contemplation.

Portland Japanese Garden

New staff will help this iconic Portland garden create quality digital programming for its festivals, workshops, exhibitions, and more.


Rainier Athletes

A new development director will help launch Rainier Athletes into a more sustainable future as it creates mentoring relationships and belonging for youth.

Seattle Theatre Group

Seattle Theatre Group will reach new and diverse audiences thanks to new staff that will focus on public engagement.

Kindering Center

New program staff will support therapy and education for children of all abilities, working toward a more inclusive future for youth.

Seattle Aquarium Society

A new Ocean Pavilion at the iconic Seattle Aquarium will support conservation and research while welcoming new visitors to the Seattle Waterfront.

University of Washington

The Clean Energy Institute will acquire a new cyrogenic microscopy system for studying single quantum systems, which will have a range of clean energy applications.

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