Financial Information

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s investment model is based on modern portfolio theory, employing strategically diversified asset allocation. Our endowed funds are pooled to provide investment management economies of scale and access to investment vehicles that are unavailable to smaller individual funds.

GTCF’s endowment portfolio employs a diversified growth strategy with the goal of generating a long-term rate of return sufficient to offset inflation, administrative, and management fees, plus regular grantmaking distributions. Grantmaking distributions are currently calculated at 4.3% of the sixteen-quarter rolling average market value for permanently endowed funds.

Overseeing our investments is the work of our Investment Committee, which is comprised of experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in investment and finance. The Committee adheres to disciplined decision-making processes, guided by our Investment Policy Statement.

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