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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.



Grants in Action: Improving Quality of Life for People Living with Serious Diseases

Nonprofits throughout our region work to improve the quality of life for people who have been diagnosed with a disease—whether cancer, Parkinson’s, Fanconi anemia, Alzheimer’s or any number of other diseases. For these nonprofit organizations, helping improve quality of life might look like sharing information about exercise and nutrition targeted toward managing symptoms or it […]
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Grants in Action: Developing Leaders of Faith in Oregon and Washington

A vital part of building the capacity of nonprofits in our region is investing in leadership development. Time and again, we at the Murdock Trust have seen firsthand the impact that skilled and empowered leaders have on their organizations and their communities. Our benefactor, Jack Murdock, knew the importance of leadership development and invested in […]
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Grants in Action: Nature Education

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One of Jack Murdock’s passions was exploring and celebrating the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. He loved to get out and enjoy nature and believed strongly in taking steps to preserve the ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest for generations to come. Allowing people to explore environmental issues and learn ways to solve environmental problems […]
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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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Grants in Action: Serving Children in Crisis in Oregon

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Children are among the most vulnerable people in our society. And, sadly, children may find themselves in crisis at some point in their young lives, whether it be due to family environment, mental health, the loss of a loved one or other trauma. In Oregon, the child welfare system has become overburdened, putting already vulnerable […]
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Grants in Action: The Performing Arts in Washington State

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Art is a vital component of a healthy society. The performing arts in particular have the power to create a shared sense of community. The benefits of performing arts programs are many, with ripple effects that start from the individual and cascade outward into all facets of our society. We are privileged to have a […]
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Grants in Action: Retreat Centers

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We recently celebrated the official arrival of spring. As we shed our winter coats and embrace the slowly rising temperatures, we at the Murdock Trust are reminded of the reinvigoration that spending time outdoors brings after enduring months inside hiding from the cold, rain and snow. We are lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest, […]
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