Philanthropy and Indian Country

In January, just about a month into my new role as Executive Director here at MRG, it was my honor to facilitate a panel requested by staff and leadership of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. They wanted us to pull together leaders who were working at the intersection of philanthropy and Indian Country for […] 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 »

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Welcome Violeta, Grants Director

The MRG Foundation is pleased to announce that Violeta Rubiani has been hired to serve as Grants Program Director effective February 25, 2019. Ms. Rubiani will be staff lead for MRG’s grant-making program. “Throughout our hiring process Violeta’s experience, skills and passion for the advancement of justice resonated deeply with staff and board alike,” said […] More »

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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

Justice Within Reach Friday, May 31, 2019 5:30 – 11:00 PM The Redd 831 SE Salmon Street Portland, OR 97214 Do you have your outfit yet? Get ready for the social justice party of the year! MRG Foundations’ signature event is coming up soon on Friday, May 31, 2019 at The Redd in southeast Portland.  […] 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 »