New Grant for Latino Community Association


The Latino Community Association (LCA) will soon hire a full-time Development Manager, thanks to a $152,000 pledge from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awarded on August 23. LCA works to help Latino families thrive in Central Oregon and offers health insurance enrollment, English and citizenship classes and cultural enrichment activities for youth and families. The Murdock Trust is “drawn to pursuits that rebuild and renew, innovate, transform, and strengthen,” according to its website.

Over three years, LCA will use the grant to pay the Development Manager and related costs. To receive the full pledge, LCA agrees to raise matching funds of $26,000 in year two and $50,000 in year three.

“We are proud to support the Latino Community Association in their work to build bridges to unite and strengthen the Central Oregon community as well as their efforts to support and uplift the region’s Latino population,” said Steve Moore, Executive Director of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. “This investment will help the Association establish a strategic, stable foundation from which to serve community members in need for years to come.”

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, social, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. Visit

For more information, call LCA at 541-382-4366 or visit


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