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About the Trust

For more than 40 years, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has worked to serve nonprofits and communities across the Pacific Northwest.

The videos below offer a glimpse into our organizations, the programs we offer and the culture that drives us every day.

What Does Murdock Do?

Our mission is to serve individuals, families and communities across the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations that strengthen the region’s educational, social, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. This video takes a closer look at exactly how we've done that for more than 40 years.

Vision and Call Internship Playlist

The Vision and Call internship program is a cornerstone of the Murdock Trust's investment in education and youth development. These videos offer an in-depth look at the program and the experience students enjoy during their service.

Working Toward the Common Good, Part 1

Across the Northwest, a wide variety of nonprofits are working together in a vast, collaborative ecosystem as they seek to serve the common good. This is just a small collection of some of their stories.

Working Toward the Common Good, Part 2

The nonprofit community in the Pacific Northwest is a vast ecosystem of collaboration. In this video, we meet just a small number of the countless groups working tirelessly to serve the common good.

Working For the Common Good: The Promise of the Nonprofit Sector

Every year, the Murdock Trust is fortunate to partner with dozens of nonprofits serving a wide variety of needs across the Pacific Northwest. Join us for a glimpse at some of the life-changing work underway in our communities.

Jack Murdock

Remembering the life and work of our benefactor, Jack Murdock.

Enrichment Programs Overview

For more than 40 years, the Murdock Trust has served nonprofits in a variety of ways. This video offers an overview of the enrichment programs we offer to nonprofits across the Pacific Northwest.

Vision and Call Overview

Learn more about the Vision and Call Internship Program, which is devoted to helping Christian organizations expand their pool of emerging leaders while providing vital growth and educational opportunities to young professionals.

Careful Selection Process—V+C Episode 1

Though their service may be temporary, interns can have a significant impact on the nonprofits they serve. Learn how organizations select participants for Vision and Call internships supported by the Murdock Trust.

Involvement of Experienced Leadership—V+C Episode 2

Future leaders grow through the experience of current leaders. In this video, we see how organizations nurture and help Vision and Call interns grow by connecting them with existing leaders.

Vision and Call Intern Testimonials

Hear from former Vision and Call interns about their experience and how this program impacted the trajectory of their careers and commitment to service.

Vision and Call Advisor Testimonials

Community leaders share their experience watching students grow and thrive through the Vision and Call program.

Essentials of Development

Making grants to nonprofit organizations is critical to the Murdock Trust mission—but that’s just part of what we do. Our enrichment programs help nonprofit executives, educators, business/community leaders and other influencers better serve their organizations and communities. In this video, we look at the Essentials of Development enrichment program.

MCSRP Overview

Since the early '90s, college students have gained hands-on research opportunities through the Murdock College Science Research Program. In this video, we take a closer look at the program and its direct impact on students.

Partners in Science Overview

The Partners in Science program brings high school teachers out of the classroom and places them in modern labs to gain hands-on experience that helps inspire students.