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.

Connecting the Community

Volunteers provide critical support to hundreds of organizations in our community. Looking for a place to volunteer? Visit our Nonprofit Directory to learn about the many organizations in which you too can get involved.

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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