M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


Creating communities of healthy people and healthy lands

When communities have access to dependable resources to care for their health and wellbeing, they are more equipped to flourish. The Murdock Trust partners with nonprofits to address the needs of local communities, fostering ecosystems of health and environmental stewardship that care for people on the lands where they live. 

A few of the areas in Health & Environmental Stewardship we fund include: 

Clinics · Conservation · Disease Support · Environmental Education · Hospitals · Mental Health Education · Mental Health Residential Treatment · Natural Resource Protection · Support for Those with Intellectual and Developmental Differences · Support for Those with Learning Differences · Support for Those with Neurodivergence · Support for Those with Physical Disabilities · Relief Nurseries ·Wildlife Preservation

Health & Environmental Stewardship Grantee Stories

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Providence Montana Health Foundation

New 3D mammography equipment is catching cancer earlier and more accurately at this clinic in rural Polson, MT.

Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

A new program offering counseling in Spanish is working to fill a critical service gap in Portland, OR.

Forest Stewardship Council

New staffing supported the development of a technology consortium in the Seattle, WA, area that is yielding innovative solutions to critical challenges in forest management.

Honoring Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Nonprofits across the Pacific Northwest are actively working to make our region inclusive for those of all abilities.

“If we want to be healthy people, we have to live on healthy lands.”

Jill Lemke, Vice President, Grants Management and Training; Senior Director, Health & Environmental Stewardship

Grant Opportunities

The Trust offers strategic project grants that build capacity for nonprofits in the Health & Environmental Stewardship sector. If your organization is looking to invest in capital growth, equipment and technology, or program and staff, learn more about our grant opportunities.

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The Trust guides nonprofit organizations through every level of their development through grants and other resources.

The Trust has a wealth of knowledge and experience that can make all the difference to you and your organization.