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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.



Quilcene Historical Museum Renovation Project

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The Quilcene Historical Museum in Quilcene, WA, announces a recent grant that will help complete historic renovations of the Hamilton-Worthington mansion in Worthington Park.  Read this from their press release: The Quilcene Historical Museum is very pleased to announce the award of a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The generous grant of […]
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Cappella Romana Names New Executive Director

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Cappella Romana, a Trust grantee, recently posted a press release announcing Mark Powell as its new full-time executive director. PORTLAND, OR — Cappella Romana’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Powell as its full-time Executive Director effective April 17, 2016. The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Powell […]
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Ruby Valley Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility

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Ruby Valley Hospital (RVH) in Sheridan, Montana, started construction on its new 28,000-square-foot facility this week. RVH was awarded a Trust grant last summer for a radiography system to be housed in the new hospital. The current ten-bed hospital was constructed in 1964 to provide acute care for inpatients, and the new facility will allow […]
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Eye-A-Palooza Event to Give Vision Screenings/Eyeglasses

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On April 8, Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation (OLSHF), a Trust grantee, is partnering with the William Temple House for Eye-A-Palooza, an event that is expected to provide 100 clients with free vision screenings, prescription lenses and frames. Eye-A-Palooza is part of OLSHF’s Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP), which gives adults in need access to […]
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Advance in Intense Pulsed Light Sintering Opens Door to Improved Electronics Manufacturing

Researchers at Oregon State University, a Trust grantee, have made news after making strides in intense pulsed light (IPL) sintering.  Find the article on OSU’s website here. Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery by researchers at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. Taking a deeper look at […]
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Expansion of Antibody Technology Resource Fueled by Trust Grant

The Antibody Technology Resource lab at Fred Hutch is poised to expand, thanks to new support from the Vancouver, Washington–based M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The $475,000 grant is matched by more than $550,000 from the Hutch’s privately supported Hartwell Innovation Fund to further grow the facility’s instrumentation. “Over the past five years Fred Hutch’s […]
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WSU “H2-Flo” Team is Developing Hydrogen Refueling Station

Dr. Jake Leachman, a professor of engineering at Washington State University Pullman, received a commercialization grant from the Trust where he and his team of undergraduate and graduate students are making great progress in developing a way to generate, transport, and dispense liquid hydrogen to power hydrogen cars. Learn more by watching their video and […]
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Off the Grid: Yotes Research in Idaho Backcountry

“A desire to understand the relationship between fires and waterways led College of Idaho professor, Dr. Jaime Goode, to apply for and receive a $48,000 grant from the Murdock Trust last year. With funding in hand, Goode and her team set out to see if Idaho rivers would have the right types of fine sediment […]
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Alaska Community Foundation Announces Thorpe Scholarship Recipients

Memorial Scholarships worth a total of $15,000 awarded to Alaskan high school graduates seeking to be the first in their immediate family to attend college. Read more >>
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Lend A Hand, Today

Trustee John Castles presented a grant to Eagle Mount-Bozeman on the Today show with Al Roker as part of NBC’s “Lend a Hand” feature. Read more >>
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