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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.



A Change at the Murdock Trust

Dr. Kimberly Thornbury will join the Trust as Senior Program Director for Enrichment following Terry Stokesbary’s retirement at end of 2019 The greatest asset the Murdock Trust has is the people who comprise our staff. We are fortunate to work with a dedicated, creative team that work tirelessly to help serve and support the myriad […]
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An Oregon Legacy That Continues to Serve

We’ve had the immense privilege this summer of celebrating a huge milestone at the Murdock Trust—crossing the $1 billion grant mark. This milestone would never have been possible without the foresight and investment of generosity by our benefactor, Jack Murdock. It’s fitting that we celebrated this momentous occasion at our annual Founder’s Day gathering, which […]
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Founder’s Day 2019

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The Murdock Trust staff recently marked our 44th year of serving the common good of the Pacific Northwest at our annual Founder’s Day celebration. The day is one of the highlights of our year for two main reasons: Founder’s Day presents a unique opportunity for our entire staff to have the chance to connect, in […]
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M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Surpasses One Billion Dollars in Giving

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With most recent grant award, Vancouver, WA, foundation has invested more than $1 billion in Pacific Northwest communities since launching in 1975 [Vancouver, WA, June 28] – The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced today that it has officially made more than $1 billion in cumulative grants to nonprofits that serve the Pacific Northwest since opening […]
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What Does $1 Billion in Grants Look Like?

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At our most recent grant meeting, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust crossed an incredible milestone, surpassing $1 billion in cumulative grants since opening our doors in 1975. This is an exciting moment for our team, offering a testament to the hard work of every Murdock Trust staff member and partner over a 44-year period, including […]
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The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust 2018 Annual Report

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We are pleased to share that the 2018 M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Annual Report is now available online and in digital pdf form. This report provides a detailed look at our grantmaking, enrichment programs and convening efforts over the last 12 months. All told, in 2018 the Murdock Trust made 244 total grants to nonprofits […]
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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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