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.
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 […]Read More »
Remembering President Bush: A Thousand Points of Light
Recently, the nation bid farewell to former President George H. W. Bush. As we have continued to reflect on his life and his legacy of service, it is obvious that he placed a high value on service,volunteers and nonprofit organizations. When President Bush accepted the presidential nomination at the 1988 Republican National Convention, he spoke […]Read More »
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 […]Read More »
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 […]Read More »
Individual investments, massive impact
By Steve Moore $10 billion is a lot of money. According to recent data, that’s enough money to provide for close to 376,000 foster children for a full year. That amount of money could house more than 285,700 homeless individuals for a year. We could also provide healthcare for more than 357,000 families for that […]Read More »
The Murdock Trust has Moved!
After years of careful planning, we are excited to share that the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has officially moved into our new space in the heart of the recently opened Vancouver Waterfront development. The entire space is thoughtfully designed with the input and support of myriad partners representing all of the sectors we serve to […]Read More »
Grants In Action: The Ripple Effects of a Grant at Whitman College
Grants often have ripple effects on organizations in areas beyond what was funded. At Whitman College, a grant from the Murdock Trust four years ago has had a big impact on its science programs. Renovations to several laboratories in the college’s Hall of Science have paid huge dividends to Whitman professors, the students they collaborate […]Read More »
When is the Right Time to Hire a Development Director?
“Should I Hire a Development Director?” I hear this question a lot from leaders of small to mid-size nonprofits, especially from those leading organizations that have operated without paid professional development staff. This is certainly an important decision, and not an easy one to make. Many nonprofit leaders and boards operate with the false assumption […]Read More »
With Gratitude to Nonprofits Across the Pacific Northwest
In this season of thankfulness, we at the Murdock Trust have much to be grateful for. We are humbled and privileged to support the work of the nonprofits in our region, who make it their missions to build up society and improve the lives of people in their communities. Day after day, they put boots […]Read More »
As the year begins to wind down, one of the topics that we frequently consider is how we want to make a difference in the next twelve months. While it is common to make a resolution to lose 10 pounds or increase our savings for retirement or finally get the garage in order, what about […]Read More »