Our Work

Promoting charitable giving by highlighting grantee projects through media and advertising.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

One of the Northwest’s largest foundations, the Murdock Trust invests millions of dollars each year in nonprofits across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. In coordination with grantees, we pitch funding announcements to local and trade media throughout the region. In addition to print ads and public radio spots in multiple states, we place digital ads with the goal of building awareness of, and an affinity for, the Trust’s mission.


  • Media pitching
  • Copywriting
  • Media training
  • Press releases
  • Talking points
  • Radio, print and web ads
  • SEM (search engine marketing)
PSU Magazine – 2 page story
PSU Magazine – 2 page story
Vancouver Business Journal – feature story
Vancouver Business Journal – feature story
OHSU News – feature story
OHSU News – feature story

Selected Media Coverage

Helena Independent Record | November 2, 2022Shodair Hospital receives $1.5M from Murdock Trust

Lewiston Tribune | October 4, 2022Northwest Indian College to soon break ground on health center

KTVZ | April 8, 2022Murdock Trust grants $350,000 to new Redmond community for foster families, seniors

Central Oregon Daily News | March 19, 2022Group of Ranchers Look to Improve Soil under Hoof

CNBC | March 29, 2022These Cattle Ranchers are Raising Better Beef, Spending Less — and Reducing Carbon Emissions

Bozeman Daily | April 6, 2022HRDC receives grant for Bozeman food resource center

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce | April 1, 2022Murdock Trust Awards $1M to Seattle Waterfront Park

Idaho News 6 (KIVI) | February 10, 2021Generous Grant Helps the Idaho Foodbank Expand

Billings Gazette | February 11, 2021Montana State University Billings to open Institute for Neurodiversity

Portland Tribune | February 22, 2018Vibrant Vancouver: new tenants coming to waterfront

OHSU News | October 18, 2017Partners in Science program brings researchers, teachers together to get students excited about science (PDF)

PSU Magazine | Fall, 2017Teaming up for science (PDF)

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | September 8, 2017David Austin appointed to post at the World Food Program (PDF)

Washington Monthly | 2017Improving Native American Education (PDF)

Idaho Statesman | April 29, 2017Idaho nonprofits change lives, and we all play a part

OregonLive | February 18, 2017Facing the Challenges of Our Own Age