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, t-shirt, and/or custom planter 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 »

Rogue Valley Relief Fund/Fondo de Ayuda para Rogue Valley

  (La versión en español se encuentra más abajo) Fires are devastating communities across the West Coast. Already, thousands of people have been displaced by these fires, and hundreds of homes, businesses, and community spaces have burned. In the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, the Cities of Talent and Phoenix have been decimated, while parts […] 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 »

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 »