What does GTCF do? Partner for Pierce County's future            

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Helping Homeless Students

COVID-19 Strains Schools and Nonprofits

When schools shut due to COVID-19, students experiencing homelessness lost a vital connection to meals, a warm nice place during the day, afterschool tutoring and support. As more and more families have lost their jobs and can’t make ends meet, schools and nonprofit partners struggle to meet the need as required by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

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LISTENING TO YOUTH HELPS DRIVE RACIAL EQUITY AT PIERCE COUNTY NONPROFITS

“We don’t approach this work as if we know it all. We’re intentional about being thought partners with young people.” Working from an “asset perspective” that acknowledges scholars as the “captains of their own ships.”

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DR. JERRY AND ELAINE RAMSEY: A HISTORICAL LEGACY TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT

“Elaine and I have never lived outside of the Tacoma area. This has been our home. We have invested all we have here – at Fort Nisqually, our educational institutions, our church First United Methodist, and many other organizations we’ve supported over the years like the Special Olympics”.

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A CARES Act Bridge Loan Partnership Helps Federal Dollars Get To Community

When Pierce County received $158 million in CARES Act funding last summer, the money came with a tight deadline to get it out to the community: December 31, 2020. A partnership with Aligned Philanthropies for 0% bridge loans to nonprofits ensured $1 million in dedicated basic needs support made it to those who needed it most.

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