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Voices of CBI: Patriot militias in Southern Oregon by Oregon Action

In January of 2016 MRG officially launched the Capacity Building Initiative (CBI). The CBI provides multi-year funding, individualized technical assistance, and peer learning opportunities to ten grassroots social change organizations across the state. Our pilot project is currently being funded in partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust.  Voices of CBI is a blog series that features […] More »

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Hiring: Communications Intern

MRG Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, and collaborative communications intern to join our team! Our ideal candidate is excited about the power of social justice philanthropy, inspired by MRG’s vision for a just and joyful world, and eager to expand their experience in communications. See full position announcement and application instructions here.  About […] More »

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What’s Best and What’s Next: An Exciting Transition for MRG Foundation

MRG friends and supporters, It is an exciting time at MRG Foundation and for me. As you’ve seen in the video, I will be transitioning from MRG in late 2016 after fully supporting the board and staff in identifying and training MRG’s next Executive Director. I’ve been humbled to lead great work, to continue to […] More »

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Voices of CBI: Turning 40 Alongside MRG

In January of 2016 MRG officially launched the Capacity Building Initiative (CBI) at a convening of the cohort in Ashland, Oregon. The CBI provides multi-year funding, deep technical assistance, and peer learning opportunities to ten grassroots social change organizations across the state. In order to share the stories of the members of our cohort and […] More »

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A Conversation with Sirius Bonner- MRG Board Chair

To celebrate MRG Foundation’s 40th Anniversary we will be featuring the stories and experiences of different members of our staff, board, grantees, and past supporters. Their voices will explore the many different ways this milestone year is important to our community. To launch the year we would like to share the voice of Sirius Bonner, […] More »

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2016 Lilla Jewel Award Winner: Dawn Jones Redstone

After reviewing and evaluating many quality films made by Oregon social justice filmmakers, MRG’s Justice within Reach Committee is excited to announce that Dawn Jones Redstone is the 2016 Lilla Jewel Award Winner, for her film Sista in the Brotherhood. She will be sharing a clip of her film, a work inspired by the doctoral […] More »

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Special Gift Option for 2015- IRA Contributions

For those over age 70½, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 17th legislation was signed into law that permanently extends this special opportunity for gifts to charities.  Amounts given in this way will count toward the 2015 required IRA withdrawal amounts. A total of up to $100,000 can […] More »

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Growing Beyond Toxics with MRG: A Year End Appeal

Standing up for the little guy, even against great odds, has always been a value of mine instilled through my parents. Beyond Toxics has never been afraid to stand up for our communities and our mission. In 2004, we stood up and won against an out-of-state multinational corporation, trying to build a power plant in […] More »

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MRG Awards $225,000 to 18 Social Change Groups Across Oregon

MRG Foundation is awarding $225,000 to eighteen social change groups across Oregon. The grants awarded this cycle support groups participating not only in their communities but also as a part of larger national and state-wide movements. Grantees are mobilizing around movements such as Black Lives Matter and Renter’s State of Emergency in order build solidarity […] More »

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Call for Artists: Short Film/Video

We’re looking for a woman artist who lives in Oregon to introduce and showcase a short film/video of their creation! More »