Filed Under: Environment, Youth - Posted @ 11:13am
This fall I joined a fifth grade class at Skyline Elementary for a unit on water scarcity-- part of the Making Waves program taught by Program Director of Etta Projects, Katie Chandler.
Filed Under: Youth - Posted @ 3:58pm
Tyree Smith is one of our Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) members and a valued volunteer at GTCF. He may be one of the youngest members of the Board, but Tyree doesn't let this hold him back for a minute, regularly contributing his own perspectives every meeting.
Filed Under: Grants - Posted @ 2:00pm
Greater Support, Greater Empowerment. In a strong community, a multitude of overlapping ties motivates residents to work together for change. People are aware of how much they have to offer and want to give back because they have been empowered by the community with the skills to succeed.
Filed Under: Fund for Women & Girls - Posted @ 10:57am
Before hearing them at the Power of the Purse Luncheon this March, read some background on our guest speakers. Their insights demonstrate the great potential there is for women and girls in our community, and the extent of strides already made towards empowerment.
Filed Under: Art, Be the Spark™, General, Grantee, Youth - Posted @ 2:05pm
At the Community Foundation, we are proud and excited to start the year off with seven new Spark Grants. Together, the recipients make up another phenomenal group of grass-roots leaders with great knowledge of our diverse community and a passion for bringing people together to learn, to grow, to share, and to have fun. Each project is a testament to how many creative ways there are to connect people and build engagement in the community. Click here to learn more about the Spark Grants program and previous projects.
Filed Under: Environment, General, Grants, Philanthropy - Posted @ 2:41pm
"Mary's love for and commitment to this unique place will forever be remembered in a special way with this generous gift." Barb Dalton, NW Native Plant Garden Chair, The Tacoma Garden Club
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 10:07am
Peterson's Between Wolf and Moon sculpture, created for the 2013 Foundation of Art Award, links to a mythological Puyallup tribal story.
Filed Under: Fund for Women & Girls - Posted @ 12:00pm
On January 22 & 29, 2014
the Fund for Women and Girls will be offering an exciting, two-part brown bag session on the pertinent topic of work/life balance.
Filed Under: General, Philanthropy - Posted @ 5:12pm
According to the Center on Philanthropy, the average person makes 24% of their annual donations between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
Filed Under: General, Grantee, Letter from President & CEO - Posted @ 1:00pm
We at The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation greatly value our grantee relationships. As part of our process to continually listen, learn, and explore ways to improve our work, this September we engaged The Giving Practice, a nonprofit consulting group, to conduct a confidential grantee survey.
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