Meet our New Communications Director, Samantha Bakall!

The Staff and Board of MRG Foundation are pleased to announce Samantha Bakall as Communications Director effective March 1, 2021. Ms. Bakall will be staff lead on MRG’s communications programs, including our overall communications strategy, our growing storytelling arm and all editorial support for our development and programmatic goals. Samantha comes to us as an […] More »

Meet Our New Board Members

MRG Foundation welcomes three inspiring leaders! It is an honor for MRG Foundation to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors. Each person brings a wealth of experience with movement building, incredible skills in organizing and activism, and a commitment to our shared values of liberation and justice. We believe in being activist-led […] More »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Rooting our Response in Justice

MRG Foundation has decided to release $300,000—30% of our operating reserves—to start a Community Response Fund. The Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon. We call on leaders in philanthropy, business, and government to join us by making bold gifts that match the urgency of […] More »

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New grant opportunities open March 16, 2020!

In addition to opening our General Fund cycle, we’re also relaunching the Lilla Jewel Awards for Womxn Artists and replenishing our Rapid Response funds!  Check them out:  General Fund Grants We are so excited to announce that we are launching our next General Fund grant cycle through our new online grantmaking platform on March 16. To find […] More »