MJ Murdock Charitable Trust

MJ Murdock Charitable Trust

Windrider Productions partners with the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust to tell the stories of the Trust and its grantees.


MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
  • What Does The Trust Do?


  • The Jack Murdock Story

    Learn about the life and legacy of Jack Murdock, founder of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. A young man from Portland who grew a single electronics repair shop into a Fortune 500 company, Jack revolutionized the technology sector and created a legacy that continues to send ripples of service t...

  • Mental Health Care in the PNW – 2024 Murdock Trust Annual Video Project

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    In this year’s annual video series, MJ Murdock Charitable Trust shares three short films honoring some of the life-changing work of Pacific Northwest nonprofits in the mental health space.

  • Innovation in the Pacific Northwest – 2023 Murdock Trust Annual Video Project

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  • Why the Arts? – 2022 Murdock Trust Annual Video Project

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    The Murdock Trust 2022 Annual Video Project explored the question, “Why the Arts?” The arts support educational and youth development, preserve diverse cultures, help drive economic prosperity across communities, and do so much more. This is why Murdock Trust's benefactor, Jack Murdock, believed ...

  • Serving on the Front Lines of the Pandemic – 2021 Murdock Trust Video Project

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    In 2020, so many organizations were forced to dramatically pivot their work to address the rapidly developing needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to adjust their own work practices to keep employees, volunteers and those they serve safe. To honor this historic effort, the MJ Mur...

  • Lynwood W. Swanson Award

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    Awarded by the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, these awards honor the longtime work of Dr. Lynwood Swanson, who retired after serving as a Trustee at the Murdock Trust for 30 years. Dr. Swanson began his career as a professor at Linfield College, before moving his research to Oregon Graduate Institu...