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New Year, New Beginnings

New year’s often evokes reflecting on new beginnings and while we have no shortage of new faces and changes here at MRG, I have found myself turning to our history and my history for both context and inspiration. Roy Sampsel was a friend and mentor of mine and he often reminded me that, as tribal people, […] More »

Justice Within Reach May 31, 2019

Justice Within Reach

Save the date for the social justice party of the year: Justice Within Reach! We are excited to announce that Justice Within Reach will be on Friday, May 31, 2019 at The Redd in southeast Portland.  What is Justice Within Reach?  It is our annual party to raise funds that go to MRG Foundation’s grant-making pool, […] More »

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Job Announcement: Development Director

MRG Foundation is hiring a Development Director to provide the strategic vision, work planning, and implementation for our annual fundraising programs.  Successful fundraising is one of the critical elements in MRG’s ability to make grants to grassroots groups across the state. Are you someone who loves to meet with people and invite them to make […] More »

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The Power of Story

Today, December 10, is the first day for Se-ah-dom Edmo as Executive Director of MRG Foundation. On behalf of the Board and volunteers of MRG Foundation, we are looking forward to how Se-ah-dom will build upon the work of MRG to date, and what important and unique contributions that she will make.  We invite you […] More »

Job Announcement: Grants Program Director

MRG Foundation is looking for an experienced organizer ready to work with MRG’s activist-led committee structures to fund a wide range of social change organizations across the state. This is an exciting position that works with grantees, volunteers, staff and Board members to make sure MRG’s grant programs are aligning for the best outcomes possible […] More »

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Congratulations to Fall grantees of 2018

On November 12, 2018 MRG’s grant making committee approved second year grants totaling $139,000 to 13 organizations. The grants are for general support for the second year of MRG’s two-year commitment for general support.  One of the grantees, Sarah Loose, Senior Lead Organizer with Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) said “MRG’s support allows IMIrJ […] More »

Building a Strong Social Justice Movement in Oregon Takes Money

It takes all of us to create the just and joyful world we seek. Sometimes that means making a phone calls or showing up at a rally. Other times, it means giving money. At this time of year, MRG Foundation raises most of the funds it needs to make grants.  The more money we raise, […] More »

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Job Announcement: Office Administrator (part-time)

About the Position: We are looking for a part-time, experienced and collaborative Office Administrator to join our team. Our ideal candidate will effectively combine a strong racial justice analysis with sound technical and organizational operations experience. MRG’s Office Administrator will also be enthusiastic about the power of social justice philanthropy and inspired by MRG’s vision […] More »

Democracy and Rights Fund grants to 18 groups

MRG donors and activists recognized the increased need many groups across Oregon are facing given mounting social, political and environmental challenges.  In response, MRG launched the Democracy and Rights Fund. In two months’ time donors contributed nearly $90,000 and the MRG Board drew on its savings to move $125,000 to groups doing strategic, thoughtful organizing […] More »

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Join us in welcoming Se-ah-dom Edmo, Executive Director

  The MRG Foundation is pleased to announce that, after a national search, Se-ah-dom Edmo has been hired to serve as executive director, effective December 10, 2018. MRG supports grassroots racial and social justice work throughout Oregon. Since its founding in 1976, MRG has provided over $17 million in grants to more than 1400 groups […] More »