A flyer for Rebuild the Rogue, a virtual benefit concert on October 2nd

Rebuild the Rogue!

Donate to Rebuild the Rogue! On September 8, 2020, the Almeda Drive Fires tore through Talent and Phoenix, Oregon. Over 3,000 structures have been lost, including nearly 2,360 homes. The Rogue Valley is and has been the home of many wonderful musicians. On Friday, October 2nd, 2020, please join us at 5 pm PST as […] More »

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My Valley My Home / Mi Valle Mi Hogar

Donate to My Valley My Home/Mi Valle Mi Hogar The mission of Mi Valle Mi Hogar / My Valley My Home is to support up to 500 Latinx families displaced by the Almeda Fire in securing high quality, sustainable homes they own, in locations conducive to their personal and collective well-being. Our vision for the […] More »

Rogue Valley Relief Fund/Fondo de Ayuda para Rogue Valley

  (La versión en español se encuentra más abajo) Fires are devastating communities across the West Coast. Already, thousands of people have been displaced by these fires and hundreds of homes, businesses, and community spaces have burned. In the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, the Cities of Talent and Phoenix have been decimated, while parts of […] More »

Since Time Immemorial Fund

**THE SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL FUND GRANTS ARE NOW CLOSED** INTRODUCTION MRG Foundation has a long history of funding in Tribal Communities including Tribal Restoration efforts for Grand Ronde and Klamath Tribes as well as language and cultural preservation and Tribal people impacted by the court system.  Recognizing that there is a larger oppressive machine at […] More »

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The Chúush Fund: Water for Warm Springs

What Happened? On May 31, 2019, the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs approved an emergency disaster declaration due to immediate health threats resulting from a 14” water main line break in the Shitike Creek. Because of public utilities capital maintenance deferment over the last few decades, today, over a year into […] More »

Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

(Title phrase by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.) The Lilla Jewel Fund was created in honor of Lilla Jewel, a radical suffragist, artist, mother, and grandmother.  By any measure, she was a warrior, an individual ahead of her time, defying expectations and challenging notions of what it meant to be a “woman” at a time when women […] More »

MRG Foundation is seeking leaders & activists to join our Board of Directors

Calling all activists! We’re seeking community leaders & activists to join our Board of Directors MRG Foundation is Oregon’s leading funder of social, racial, economic, disability, and environmental justice groups. For 40 years, we have been raising money from the community and awarding grants for community organizing and change, working toward a just and joyful […] More »

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Drum Roll, Please! Announcing MRG’s 2020 Spring Cycle Grantees!

But first, a recap: At its very core, MRG believes that accountability to our community is absolutely crucial to our mission. So in that spirit—before I launch into grantee announcements—let me give you a quick update of what we’ve been up to. To build our grantmaking program, further the capacity of grassroots organizers, and move toward a […] More »

Webinar — Direct Aid to Community: Best Practices

Join MRG Foundation and Attorney David Atkin, Director of the Center for Nonprofit Law in Eugene, for a conversation on the dos and don’ts of providing direct aid to clients and community members. In this webinar, we will answer questions about who you can give direct assistance to, how to comply with the IRS rules […] More »

Oregon Worker Relief Infrastructure Fund

  Donate to the MRG Oregon Worker Relief Infrastructure Fund! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Oregon in ways that have reshaped the economy and social construct of our state. A recent article by the Oregonian revealed that Oregon’s Latinx population is hit the hardest during this pandemic. We are concerned about the needs of immigrant […] More »