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.



Shining Light on the Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Healthcare

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Providing affordable access to quality healthcare remains a challenge that our country must address from a national perspective as well as a local one. While this is prevalent in even the most well-developed urban areas, rural communities struggle with a collection of additional, unique challenges when it comes to providing and receiving care. Data shows […]
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Light Breaking Through

The new year always brings a joyous energy of opportunity as we turn the page to open an untouched calendar, set forth on a fresh plan of action and draft goals for serving and working in the days ahead. This spirit of momentum and enthusiasm is also buoyed by the world outside our windows where, […]
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Grants in Action: Preserving Vital Lands of the Pacific Northwest

Conserved land is vital to the health and safety of our communities, not only now, but for future generations. The land around us provides water, food, clean air and beautiful recreational spaces, and when land is well-managed, it provides protection from natural disasters and helps keep climate change in check. The Murdock Trust has partnered […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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