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

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COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

Good Information and Trusted People are Critical

COVID-19 vaccine supply now exceeds demand. However, vaccine availability does not automatically equal vaccination for all people in all places. In Pierce County, efforts are underway to make it easy and desirable for all communities to get the vaccine. In Yakima, an effort called the Partnership for Food Security offers valuable lessons for improving vaccine equity.

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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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