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.



Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

by Terry Stokesbary • March 2018 What Is Your Organization Doing to Develop Young Leaders? Like millions of others, I love the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton. This history-telling, history-making musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s life and death through rap and hip-hop. It sounds like an unlikely combination, but as its popularity and critical […]
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Grants at Work: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Teachable Moments at OMSI’s Camp Gray Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a gem in Oregon’s education sector, engaging minds young and old in science, technology and design. With an international reputation for innovative exhibits and educational programs, OMSI attracts more than 1 million visitors every year. The Murdock Trust has partnered with […]
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Grants at Work: Growing a Community at Garden City Harvest

Great communities grow from the hard work and commitment of dedicated nonprofits that identify pressing needs and create tangible solutions. Garden City Harvest in Missoula, Montana is tackling a variety of issues – from hunger and nutrition education to job training and support of at-risk youth – through an innovative, community-minded program. Check out this […]
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Grants at Work: Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

New Dock Expands Opportunities for Children of all Ages and Abilities Stationed in the beautiful Kachemak Bay of Homer, Alaska, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) connects people of all ages with the unique marine and coastal ecosystems of the 50-mile Bay. Visitors have the opportunity to observe up close any number of land […]
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True Leadership: Presidential Lessons Alive and Well in Local Nonprofits

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By Steve Moore – February 2018   “I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.” – Abraham Lincoln When we think of the President of the United States—not of any specific individual to hold the office but rather the role […]
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Turning Honey into Knowledge – A Creative Collaboration Between Gonzaga University and Zambia

It’s the time of year when countless college students across the Pacific Northwest and the country begin to plan for their spring and summer breaks. While many young adults will invest their time away from the classroom in internships and summer jobs, a small handful will venture from Spokane, Washington, to Zambia, Africa, to turn […]
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Evaluating Our Efforts

Murdock Trust Completes Center for Effective Philanthropy Comprehensive Assessment of Work; Receives Top Marks Feedback is critical to the success of any organization. The only way we know we are hitting our targets and can identify areas for improvement is by engaging in a regular dialogue with our partners and stakeholders. In this dialogue it […]
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One Plus One Equals Ten: The Power of Collaboration

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” -Aristotle When we welcome a new team member to the Murdock Trust, we ask them to complete a workstyle inventory that shares insights into their strengths and work preferences. There are no wrong answers to this survey, but the information is valuable. When we can […]
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Impact of Partners in Science

Curious about the impact of our Partners in Science program? In this video, educators and students at Centralia High School in Washington share how the program positively impacts their school.
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Grants at Work: Museum of the Rockies: From Fossils to Outer Space

A full-size replica of a T-Rex skeleton stands guard at the entrance to Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. Once guests step through the doors, they find something even more impressive: the Taylor Planetarium. One of only a handful of planetariums in the world to offer state-of-the-art Digistar 5 projection technologies, it gives visitors […]
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