About Us

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) is a community-led nonprofit that helps people and organizations advance the causes they care about. Our job is to support generosity across generations.

We give donors exceptional insight into our region’s pressing challenges and most promising opportunities in Pierce County. We also provide a range of giving vehicles that are easy to set up, easy to manage, and provide tax benefits. We see our work having impact in three different ways.

1 Making Connections

We listen and learn about the needs and opportunities in our community. As a foundation, we wear many hats. We serve as advisors, administrators and advocates. For 35 years, we have built a deep understanding of Pierce County, which gives us the unique ability to link community players and causes.

2 Building Capacity

We welcome new ideas that enhance quality and diversity. GTCF partners with a broad range of community stakeholders to discover how their time, talent and money can generate maximum impact. We do this by supporting nonprofits, engaging businesses and providing donor services that increase donor knowledge and engagement with the community.

3 Securing Commitments

We work with others to achieve more powerful and lasting solutions. We encourage philanthropy of the many, not the few. Donors of all sizes can make a big difference by joining with other like-passioned people. GTCF has many opportunities for donors to band together and maximize impact.

Ultimately we are working everyday to build a thriving and vibrant community. Just as a spark ignites a larger flame, the Community Foundation provides the combustion to develop and build community conversations, partnerships and projects that address key issues in our community. We do this by bringing together people, data and ideas to explore the resources and strategies that our collective community can bring together to create positive social and economic change.

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has earned its National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations accreditation from the Council on Foundations. This accreditation represents operational effectiveness to foster excellence in community philanthropy.

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