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My Valley My Home / Mi Valle Mi Hogar

Donate to My Valley My Home/Mi Valle Mi Hogar Out of the ashes, a phoenix rises. In the face of crisis in the Rogue Valley, the community is mobilizing to help provide shelter in the near-term and rebuild permanent housing in the long-term for marginalized families who were rendered homeless by the Almeda fire. In […] More »

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The Chúush Fund: Water for Warm Springs

What Happened? On May 31, 2019 the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs approved an emergency disaster declaration due to immediate health threats resulting from a 14” water main line break in the Shitike Creek. Because of public utilities capital maintenance deferment over the last few decades, today, over a year into […] More »

MRG Foundation is seeking leaders & activists to join our Board of Directors

Calling all activists! We’re seeking community leaders & activists to join our Board of Directors MRG Foundation is Oregon’s leading funder of social, racial, economic, disability, and environmental justice groups. For 40 years, we have been raising money from the community and awarding grants for community organizing and change, working toward a just and joyful […] More »

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Drum Roll, Please! Announcing MRG’s 2020 Spring Cycle Grantees!

But first, a recap: At its very core, MRG believes that accountability to our community is absolutely crucial to our mission. So in that spirit—before I launch into grantee announcements—let me give you a quick update of what we’ve been up to. To build our grantmaking program, further the capacity of grassroots organizers, and move toward a […] More »

Oregon Worker Relief Infrastructure Fund

  Donate to the MRG Oregon Worker Relief Infrastructure Fund! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Oregon in ways that have reshaped the economy and social construct of our state. A recent article by the Oregonian revealed that Oregon’s Latinx population is hit the hardest during this pandemic. We are concerned about the needs of immigrant […] More »

Rooting our Response in Justice

MRG Foundation has decided to release $300,000—30% of our operating reserves—to start a Community Response Fund. The Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon. We call on leaders in philanthropy, business, and government to join us by making bold gifts that match the urgency of […] More »

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New grant opportunities open March 16, 2020!

In addition to opening our General Fund cycle, we’re also relaunching the Lilla Jewel Awards for Womxn Artists and replenishing our Rapid Response funds!  Check them out:  General Fund Grants We are so excited to announce that we are launching our next General Fund grant cycle through our new online grantmaking platform on March 16. To find […] More »

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The Embodiment of Hope

“I took over grant-writing for Lakota Oyate Ki in 1999 and wrote my first grant ever to MRG. Those investments from MRG were not just dollars—they were the embodiment of hope. They reminded us that people cared about us, loved us, and saw us as a part of a wider community.”  — Manuel Mose, former […] More »

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Show Your Power this Giving Tuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, we hope you will give to MRG!  Our devoted, incredibly hardworking, and all-volunteer Grantmaking Committee selected 16 groups to be funded.  Because of our limited budget, the vast majority of them are receiving less funding than they requested. While the impact these groups make is hard to quantify, we know that each […] More »

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Welcome Dena, Development Director!

The Staff and Board of MRG Foundation are pleased to announce Dena Zaldúa as Development Director effective March 19, 2019. Ms. Zaldúa will be staff lead on MRG’s fundraising programs including our overall strategic vision, leadership and implementation. As a bilingual, bisexual, Jewish, Latina daughter of an immigrant, Ms. Zaldúa’s passion for social justice is […] More »