We are hiring a Finance & Operations Director!

We are hiring a full-time Finance & Operations Director who will ensure that MRG has the systems, structures, and processes needed to accomplish our mission and live our values. 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 quickly? […] More »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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Welcome Dena, Development Director!

The Staff and Board of MRG Foundation are pleased to announce Dena Zaldúa as Development Director effective March 19, 2019. Ms. Zaldúa will be staff lead on MRG’s fundraising programs including our overall strategic vision, leadership and implementation. As a bilingual, bisexual, Jewish, Latina daughter of an immigrant, Ms. Zaldúa’s passion for social justice is […] More »

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Welcome Violeta, Grants Director

The MRG Foundation is pleased to announce that Violeta Rubiani has been hired to serve as Grants Program Director effective February 25, 2019. Ms. Rubiani will be staff lead for MRG’s grant-making program. “Throughout our hiring process Violeta’s experience, skills and passion for the advancement of justice resonated deeply with staff and board alike,” said […] More »

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Join us in welcoming Se-ah-dom Edmo, Executive Director

  The MRG Foundation is pleased to announce that, after a national search, Se-ah-dom Edmo has been hired to serve as executive director, effective December 10, 2018. MRG supports grassroots racial and social justice work throughout Oregon. Since its founding in 1976, MRG has provided over $17 million in grants to more than 1400 groups […] More »