A group of Seeding Justice staff and board smile for a group photo.

Congratulations to Seeding Justice’s Spring 2021 Grantees!

For 45 years, we have known that those most impacted by injustice—those closest to the pain of oppression—are the best equipped to come up with solutions to the problems that affect them. Since our founding in 1976, Seeding Justice has had an activist-led grantmaking committee; it is not only foundational to who we are and […] More »

*Drum Roll* Presenting our 2021 Lilla Jewel Awardees!

The Lilla Jewel Award—named in honor of artist, radical feminist, and suffragist Lilla Jewel— was created to address the inequities that women and artists of marginalized genders experience by resourcing and amplifying Oregon-based artists who advance a social change message through their work. Created nearly 25 years ago, the Lilla Jewel Awards have funded dozens […] More »

We are Seeding Justice!

    Since 1976, MRG Foundation has been in service to the movement for justice. Forty-five years ago, our founders gathered on the banks of the McKenzie River in Eugene, Oregon with a revolutionary idea: that activists, philanthropists, and those working in community should decide, together, how to use their inherited wealth to make an […] More »

Make a Gift in Celebration of 45 Years of Seeding Justice!

YES! I want to make a donation in celebration of 45 years of Seeding Justice. Choose your own donation adventure: I want a tote bag or t-shirt OR I want to make a donation without receiving a gift in return More »

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 »

We are hiring! Data Specialist (part-time)

We are hiring for a part-time Data Specialist who will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely input of information into our donor database. This position will also be responsible for ensuring donors receive timely gift acknowledgement letters and producing data reports as needed. There will be some interaction with the public in responding […] More »

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 »

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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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 »