Supporting Future Leaders

The Community Foundation supports student achievement through scholarships to technical colleges and 4-year universities. Starting a fund or investing in one of our scholarship funds is a valuable way to give back.

Flexible Giving

At The Community Foundation, we honor your intent to give by providing structure and flexibility. There are multiple ways you can invest in your community without starting a fund. Visit our Ways to Give page for more information.


Learn more!The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is your community foundation, committed to helping build a stronger future for the Pierce County region.

For over 33 years, we've partnered with generous individuals, families, community leaders, nonprofit organizations and other people just like you to strengthen our community through philanthropy.

We make it easy for people to make a difference—now and for generations to come.  Join us!

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Strengthening Pierce County, One Grant at a Time (Part 2)

Earlier this month we shared with you what makes Strengthening Pierce County grants unusual in the world of philanthropy, and two of the five characteristics we look for in our grantees. Here we share the final three characteristics...

In-depth: Impact Investing (Part 3)

The time has come! I have shared with you my understanding of impact investing, and why it is important for the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to explore this new investment tool. Now I want to dig into the commitments we have already made.

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