We are hiring!

We are hiring a full-time Communications Director who will collaboratively design, implement, evaluate, and grow a comprehensive communications strategy that inspires our community to invest in and engage with MRG.  Are you someone with impeccable organizational skills, superb attention to detail, and the ability to anticipate problems or issues before they arise and solve them […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

Lilla Jewel Award Webinar

On March 12, 2020, we held an informational webinar for folks interested in applying for the 2020 Lilla Jewel Award. The recording of the webinar can be seen here, or click below to watch. Below, we’ve also linked: The webinar slides The webinar transcript (link upcoming) More »

Lilla Jewel Award for Women and Marginalized Gender Artists

This award for artists of marginalized genders was created in honor of Lilla Jewel, an artist, mother, grandmother, and radical suffragist active during the turn of the 20th century. The Lilla Jewel Award seeks to amplify the work of Oregon-based artists of marginalized genders, who advance a social change message through their work. Created nearly […] More »

General Fund Grants Webinars

In March 2020, we organized three webinars to let people know about our grantmaking opportunity and answer questions. The recording for the March 10 webinar is here or click below to watch. You can also download the transcripts and slides here. The recording for the March 13 webinar is here or click below to watch. […] More »

Drum Roll Please! Announcing MRG’s 2019 Fall Cycle Grantees!

After an exciting grantmaking season that has required our eight volunteer grantmakers to collectively invest… 700+ hours reading and scoring applications; 25.5 hours talking to groups at site visits; 100+ hours traveling to meetings and visits; and  More than 36 hours to passionate and sometimes difficult discussions … the MRG Grantmaking Committee is delighted to […] More »