Jack Murdock, whose posthumous charity fund just passed $1 billion in donations throughout the Pacific Northwest, poses next to an airplane.

A regional charity that has provided millions in grants to Idaho groups passed a major milestone on Friday.

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced that the award has provided more than $1 billion in donations across 6,718 grants to programs across the Pacific Northwest since the organization was founded in 1975.

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