Call For Artists: Spoken Word Performer or Street Artist For Lilla Jewel Award

MRG Foundation is seeking a woman artist who lives in Oregon to introduce and showcase a short performance/presentation of their creation in three venues, including Justice within Reach (JWR) in Portland, Oregon on May 12, 2017; MRG’s Southern Oregon Celebration in Talent, Oregon in September 2017; and one other mutually-agreed upon showcase in 2017, specific […] More »

Donor Spotlight: Vena Ford

“How are we leveraging resources for justice, peace, and equality for our community?” It’s that very question that drove Vena M. Ford to attend MRG Foundation’s Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy, Reframed and Exhibited, Pop-Up or GBTSOP event in August. Vena, a donor, activist, and fundraising professional was grounded in philanthropy and activism at […] More »

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 »