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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.



Uplifting Community: The Promise of the Nonprofit Sector

We often note that the work of the Murdock Trust is driven fully by the nonprofits we serve. We believe that the needs of the Native community of Alaska are different from the needs of the Latino community of Oregon, different from the needs of the urban community of Seattle and different from the needs […]
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Impacting Family: The Promise of the Nonprofit Sector

Cities and communities thrive when the human ecosystem that binds us is nurtured. There is no element more important to that human ecosystem than the bonds produced through loving relationships within a family. The bonds of family can help heal pain, provide nurturing and empowerment, motivate and inspire. Throughout our region, countless nonprofits work to […]
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Empowering Individuals: The Promise of the Nonprofit Sector

When individuals are stronger, the groups around them are stronger. When individuals have the opportunity to thrive, communities flourish. We believe the promise of the nonprofit sector is its ability to change lives for the better, and we see this take place every day through our grantees and the myriad nonprofits across our region. Every […]
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Changing Lives: The Promise of the Nonprofit Sector

We often talk about the promise of the nonprofit sector and its ability to serve the common good by providing opportunities for every individual, family and community to flourish and thrive. While it is easy to think about the nonprofit sector in broad, abstract terms, the real impact of the millions of individuals who work […]
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M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Welcomes Jeremy White as Newest Program Director

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The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust is pleased to announce that Jeremy White has joined the Vancouver, WA nonprofit foundation as a program director. “Jeremy has an incredible blend of professional experience and expertise that make him uniquely suited to partner with the nonprofits with whom we partner. Inviting him to join the Murdock team is […]
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1,000 Interns Contributing to the Common Good

“Our future as a culture depends in no small measure upon our capacity to recognize the emerging competence of young adults, to initiate them into big questions and to give them access to worthy dreams.” – Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks At the Murdock Trust, we remain committed to identifying innovative programs, strategies and projects that […]
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Welcome Luisa and Jordan

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As we prepare to turn the page on another season and welcome the bright opportunity of spring, we are excited to share that two new faces have joined the Murdock Trust this season. Luisa Gallagher (Visiting Scholar) Originally from Wollongong, Australia, Luisa Gallagher has been part of the Pacific Northwest community since 2011 and currently […]
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The Legacy of Dr. Eugene Peterson

As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment and pay tribute to one of the great leaders of the Northwest who left us recently. The passing of Dr. Eugene Peterson has taken one of our country’s greatest thinkers and wisest spiritual voices. Though you may not immediately be able to place […]
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An Enriching Autumn

The primary goal of the Murdock Trust is to serve and support organizations that strengthen and uplift the social, spiritual, educational, scientific and artistic foundation of communities across the Pacific Northwest. One of the primary ways we do this is through our grantmaking, but the Trust is fortunate to have myriad other opportunities to engage […]
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Praying for Peace, Civility and Safety

By Steve Moore Like many of you, I was heartbroken to hear the news of a fatal shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, claiming the lives of 11 people attending Shabbat services. As details unfolded, the entire Murdock Trust family sent our prayers and deepest sympathies to the Tree of Life community […]
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