Wild Gift Awarded Murdock Trust Grant


(Hailey, Idaho)  April 10, 2014.  Wild Gift is pleased to announce it has received a $114,000 grant from the prestigious M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. These funds will be used to establish a development program to help Wild Gift build capacity as it transitions from a volunteer based to a professionally run sustainable organization and meets its ambitious growth targets.

“We are thrilled and honored to be recipients of this generous award”, said Executive Director Deborah Knapp. “The grant will allow us to hire development assistance and be a real game changer adding needed relief to our tough, but tiny staff”.

The Murdock Trust was created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, who was a co-founder of Tektonix, Inc of Beaverton Oregon and a resident of Vancouver Washington. The Trust's mission is to enrich the life of Pacific Northwest by providing grants to organizations that seek to strengthen the region's educational, cultural and spiritual base in creative and sustainable ways.

About Wild Gift. Wild Gift is a Hailey based nonprofit organization providing critical support to young social entrepreneurs on the forefront of social change. Using wilderness as a springboard, its unique 16-month Fellowship provides inspiration, mentoring, seed funding, and a community of support to ignite and accelerate their better world visions into reality.

For more information about the Wild Gift program and how to apply for a fellowship, contact [email protected].



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