Foundation of Art Award

Congratulations to our 2014 Foundation of Art Award winner, Elise Richman! Elise will create a commissioned piece for the Community Foundation, to be unveiled at the Foundation of Art Award gallery exhibit this fall. See Elise's art in our online gallery here.  

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.

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.

Nine New Spark Grants

Our newest round of grantees are innovative grassroots leaders with their own actionable visions for strengthening the community. Read our blog to learn how their projects deepen community engagement and forge meaningful new connections.

Accepting Applications

The Fund for Women & Girls is accepting grant applications until 5pm on August 27th. Priority is given to programs that cultivate community and experiences of success among Pierce County women and girls.


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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Meet Evelyn Ryberg

Our new Director of Philanthropic Services enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and encouraging others to do the same.

Introducing New Staff and Positions at the Foundation

This new structure lends the benefit of more cross-functional and integrated teams.

'Spark,' by Lucas Smiraldo

July 2014 - A poem written for the Community Celebration by Tacoma's Poet Laureate and a Spark Grantee
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Latest News


Community Foundation Approves Business Plan

New Plan Provides 3-Year Strategic Focus

Press Release: The Foundation Announces 2014 Foundation of Art Award Winner

Committee of Art Professionals Select Elise Richman as the 7th Annual Award Winner

The News Tribune Features Tacoma(253) Exhibit

Jesse Michener's Spark Grant-funded photography exhibit is open Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 6pm at the Fulcrum Gallery.
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