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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 »

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MRG awards $900,000 in capacity building grants!

We’re excited to announce the ten groups who will be participating in our Capacity Building Initiative and who will each receive $90,000 over the next three years. More »

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Hiring: Finance & Operations Director

MRG Foundation is looking for an experienced, accessible, and collaborative Finance & Operations Director to join our team! More »

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A Fond Farewell for Anita

After 12 years at MRG, and as a key part of MRG’s leadership team, we’re wishing Anita a fond farewell as she leaves to pursue a new adventure at the Partnership for Safety & Justice. More »

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Not Your Grandmother’s Movement

Today’s young, Black organizers are building a movement led by those most impacted and aligned with their community and their needs. Let’s get behind it. More »

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We’re hiring a Communications Manager!

MRG Foundation is looking for an experienced, creative, and collaborative communications manager to join our team! Apply by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21 for best consideration. More »