Presentation Day SP16 - Edited

MRG Foundation awards $225,000 to 17 social change organizations across Oregon

MRG Foundation is excited to award $225,000 to 17 groups across Oregon to continue to build and grow the social justice movement. Inspired by the events that took place in Malhuer County this January and understanding the limited resources available to individuals and groups organizing in rural communities, we made a consecrated effort during this […] More »

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Reimagining taking action in the wake of tragedy

As we head into Pride weekend, we at MRG are reminded of the importance of creating and holding space to celebrate who we are, where we came from, and build a vision for a better, stronger, and safer tomorrow. This week’s MRG staff meeting started a little differently than most. One of our leaders shared […] More »

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MRG is hiring an Executive Director to lead us into the next 40 years

MRG Foundation is looking for a committed and inspirational leader, who has a deep understanding of racial justice and intersectionality, the ability to inspire a wider circle of people to support social justice grantmaking by elevating MRG’s work locally, regionally, and nationally, and will unleash the leadership potential of the MRG team. Learn more about […] More »

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Hiring: Program Associate

MRG Foundation is looking for an experienced, organized, detail-oriented Program Associate 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 support the implementation of MRG programs. Learn more about the position by reviewing the full position […] More »

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Students lead protest: This is more than a wall and a walkout

In mid May, Latinx youth, allies, and community groups from Forest Grove and surrounding communities confronted racism rooted in the rhetoric of building a wall on the US-Mexico border. The racial tensions that have been present in the community for some time were elevated during a key “unity week” event at Forest Grove High School […] More »

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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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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). 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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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 »