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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.



Multiplication by Subtraction: How moving from two buildings to one allowed The Arc of Spokane to improve service

There are times when more is better, but sometimes the opposite is true. For The Arc of Spokane, moving from two buildings to one has been a blessing, both for their staff and the thousands of local families they support. For many years, the organization that provides resources to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]
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Driving Life: The New Wheels of the Inland Northwest Blood Center

As families and neighbors begin the heartbreaking process of rebuilding after the latest hurricane, a small piece of Spokane, Washington, is on its way to help. The Inland Northwest Blood Center routinely dispatches one of its bloodmobiles to support communities across the country in times of significant crisis, including Ground Zero in New York following […]
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Grants at Work: How the Boys and Girls Club of Albany is Keeping Kids Healthy

Boys and Girls Clubs around the country are best known for providing quality afterschool programming for kids and teens. These programs help youth succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, pursue interests in the arts and sports and explore vocational choices. In addition to their efforts geared toward shaping the emotional and mental […]
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Investing in the Future of Our Youth

Summer came to a quick close this year, with much-welcome rain heralding autumn, as it usually does in the Pacific Northwest. Here at the Murdock Trust, we have a familiar routine to close out summer and ring in the fall season. Our team has the privilege every year of visiting nonprofit organizations in a different […]
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Gonzaga University Students Use Science to Search for Solutions to Big Challenges

In a brightly-lit lab on a Sunday afternoon, a group of Gonzaga University students, led by assistant professor Dr. Kylie Allen, shuffle test tubes in and out of a special, climate-controlled “glove box.” Each tube holds a living organism with the potential to reduce carbon dioxide to methane, a major greenhouse gas, and it can […]
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Leadership Foundations: Creating Positive Change in Cities

One of our main priorities at the Trust is to work with organizations and identify ways we can more efficiently and effectively create positive change in our communities. A key strategy we use to do this is to collaborate with and support diverse groups that want to strengthen and grow their leadership teams. Leadership Foundations […]
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Britt Festivals Announce Murdock Grant

Britt Music & Arts Festival (Britt) recently announced a $300,000 grant from the Trust for their seating upgrade and grounds renovation project. This project will “replace deteriorating 30-year-old benches with newer hardwood benches designed to last for 40 years, while also expanding the current number of seats to total 981, providing safer walkways, improving sight-lines, […]
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Atomic Heritage Foundation Announces Recent Grant

The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) based in Washington DC recently announced a Trust grant for $198,000 for interpreting the history of the Manhattan Project and its legacy. “As Richard Rhodes, Chairman of AHF’s  Board, commented, “Murdock’s generous grant will help preserve many more stories of Manhattan Project participants, including African Americans, Hispanics, women and others who […]
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“3 to PhD” Education Model First of its Kind

The newly constructed Faubion school in Portland opens its doors to K-8 students this week. The school is the first of its kind in the nation that will implement a new education model called “3 to PhD” in association with Concordia University. The Trust awarded a grant for $636,000 to the initiative for new technology. […]
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KCAM Radio, The Foraker Group, Dogs for the Deaf Announce Grants

The Murdock Trust is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations all across the Pacific Northwest serving unique and diverse constituencies. Recently, three grantees announced Murdock awards. KCAM Radio announces $100,000 grant The construction project is already under way on land owned by KCAM. The original KCAM studio building – built in 1963 – has been […]
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