About Us

Theory of Action

Strong relationships lead to a stronger community.

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation connects people, knowledge, and funding to build a thriving Pierce County, now and into the future.

Through financial stewardship of more than 450 funds, with over $100 million in assets, as well as strategic funding and partnerships with the community, GTCF provides philanthropic support to meet the community’s needs and achieve its opportunities.

As a nationally accredited nonprofit community foundation, GTCF has inspired generosity across generations within Pierce County since 1981.


Strengthening our community by fostering generosity and connecting people who care with causes that matter.


Pierce County is a thriving, engaged, and caring community.


  • Integrity: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation maintains a reputation of trust and stewardship through an honest, accountable, and transparent approach in all of our relationships.
  • Leadership: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation values the diverse experience of all community members and takes time to listen and learn from others to inform and guide our work.
  • Innovation: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation commits to creative thinking, excellence, and the development of new philanthropic approaches to create positive change.
  • Collaboration: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation believes that building effective relationships and working with others for positive impact leads to more powerful and lasting solutions.


Discover how you can help build a thriving community now, and into the future:

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Read about recent GTCF work:

$705K in PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED Final Funding Round Focuses On COVID-19 Vaccine Equity 

Listening to Youth Helps Drive Racial Equity At Pierce County Nonprofits

Government Volume, Philanthropic Flexibility Ensure CARES Act Dollars Reach Pierce County Residents