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Murdock Trust Awards Lifewater with Grant to Increase Donor Engagement in Pacific Northwest

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2019)—The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded Lifewater International a three-year grant to better connect children, families, and churches in the Pacific Northwest with communities they serve across the globe.

The trust is known for its strategic grants and enrichment programs that successfully shepherd the mission of nonprofit organizations operating in the Pacific Northwest.

The Murdock Trust grant will allow Lifewater International, the longest-running faith-based water charity in North America, to open a satellite office in Boise, ID, hire a staff member to further develop donor relations in the area, and generate marketing and communication materials for the cause.

The grant is already underway with improved donor experiences scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2020.

Steve Moore, Chief Executive Officer at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, said the investment will serve to strengthen communities in the Pacific Northwest.

“We believe that communities thrive when individuals and organizations engage with one another to serve the common good,” he said. “We are grateful to play a small role in supporting organizations like Lifewater that are using this approach to conduct proven, results-driven work to help uplift communities within our region and around the world.”

Estimations propose that the multi-year gift will serve hundreds of villages with lasting safe water and improved health while simultaneously engaging over 2,000 donors in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

“It’s an honor to be selected by Murdock,” Justin Narducci, Lifewater President/CEO said. “Lifewater’s ultimate goal is to ensure that every child on the globe has safe water, and we’re fully dependent on the joyful generosity of our donors to do so.”

“With Murdock’s partnership, we’ll reach more donors than ever, and we look forward to sharing the results of Murdock’s partnership with them,” he added.


Lifewater International is a Christian non-profit clean water and community health organization committed to helping children and families living in extreme poverty thrive. For over 40 years, Lifewater has served more than 2.5 million people in 40+ countries. For more information, visit lifewater.org.

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