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M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust details summer grant winners

By , Columbian staff writer

The Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust released its Spring 2022 Grants Report, which outlines $32.5 million in charitable giving around the Pacific Northwest, including 29 grants totaling $12 million in Washington.

Locally, Shared Hope International received $540,500 to develop a new training platform; Pink Lemonade Project received $151,500 to increase services to breast cancer survivors, patients and their families; and Cornerstone Christian Academy for Learning and Leadership received $400,000 to expand education programs for middle and high school students.

Executive Director Steve Moore noted in a news release that this round of grant giving marks a moment of transition for the Trust.

“July 2022 will mark a significant seasonal moment both for myself and for the Murdock Trust as I officially ‘pass the baton’ and we welcome Romanita Hairston as our new CEO,” Moore wrote. “I am energized and inspired as I prepare for this next season in my own professional and personal journey, providing counsel and support to leaders and encouraging generosity and service in new ways. But I am also excited for what lies in store for the Murdock Trust.”

A full list of grantees by state can be found at

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