Portland protesters follow the lead of a Black organizer

Lessons from Ferguson for White Allies

Former MRG Executive Director Marjory Hamann shares her thoughts on what white allies can learn from events in Ferguson, New York, and throughout the country. More »

Activists rally for comprehensive immigration reform

Measure 88: Why We Lost and What’s Next for Oregon’s Immigrant Communities

In light of recent losses and partial victories in the fight for immigrant rights, we asked Andrea Miller of Causa Oregon to share her insights. More »

Ferguson solidarity rally

In Ferguson, it’s the Movement, not the Moment that Matters

It’s been 108 days since Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri sparked a modern day mobilization. More »

Claudia Alick performs at Justice within Reach

Call for Woman Writer & Theatrical Performer – Deadline January 5th!

MRG Foundation is seeking one woman writer/performer of original theatrical work who lives in Oregon to perform at Justice within Reach 2015. More »

A panel leads a discussion with community members at MRG's vote your values forum

Times When We Can’t Stay Quiet: Voting Yes on Measure 88

Foundations often shy away from political activity, but there are times when you can’t stay quiet. Here’s why we’re voting yes on Measure 88. More »

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Welcoming Carol Tatch

Carol Tatch, formerly at Mercy Corps, joins MRG Foundation as our new Donor Relations Director. In her new role at MRG, Carol will provide strategic vision and leadership for our major donor program. More »

Justice-seekers gather over food

No Vacation from Justice

It’s that time of year when the sun is shinning brightly and our thoughts turn quickly to the outdoors. But justice knows no season! Every summer gathering and celebration is a chance to build momentum. More »

Sheryl Sackman goodbye party

Wishing Sheryl All the Best

It is with gratitude, the best of wishes and, yes, some sadness, that MRG Foundation bids a fond farewell to our longtime development director, Sheryl Sackman as she pursues a new adventure with the Forest Park Conservancy! More »

Voz Workers Rights rallies for change

MRG Awards Grants to 21 of Oregon’s Social Change Groups

MRG Foundation’s grantmakers just awarded $225,000 to twenty-one amazing groups across Oregon. Including five brand new groups! Check out the groups that are on the front lines of building a just and joyful Oregon. More »

A rainbow flag in front of a sunny sky

The Right to Discriminate in Arizona: Where Freedom meets Subordination

Arizona’s SB 1062 would’ve established a right to discriminate – a twisted vision of freedom that has always been contested. Dan HoSang shares his thoughts. More »