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Jan
3

Getting Stronger, Together

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 6:09pm

In 2017, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation awarded $500,000 in single and multi-year grants to 39 nonprofit organizations through its Strengthening Pierce County program, which provides general operating support funds. These flexible funds are designed to bolster smaller nonprofits who are addressing critical issues to sustain and build a stronger Pierce County. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s > Continue Reading

Dec
29

Data-Driven Decisions from Pierce County Nonprofits

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 1:39pm

In 2017, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation awarded $500,000 in single and multi-year grants to 39 nonprofit organizations through its Strengthening Pierce County program, which provides general operating support funds. These flexible funds are designed to bolster smaller nonprofits who are addressing critical issues to sustain and build a stronger Pierce County. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s > Continue Reading

Dec
21

Strategic Risks: Tips for Taking a Chance on Growth from Nisqually Land Trust

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 3:46pm

A New Approach to Preservation Nestled in a small corner of the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, the Nisqually Land Trust headquarters blend into the forest with weathered wood-plank walls and a moss-covered roof.  It looks like the perfect setting for an agency dedicated to acquiring and managing critical lands to permanently benefit the > Continue Reading

Dec
18

Home-Grown Leadership in Pierce County

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 3:15pm

In 2017, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation awarded $500,000 in single and multi-year grants to 39 nonprofit organizations through its Strengthening Pierce County program, which provides general operating support funds. These flexible funds are designed to bolster smaller nonprofits who are addressing critical issues to sustain and build a stronger Pierce County. GTCF’s goal is to > Continue Reading

Dec
11

Photos and Gratitude: Tips for Social Media Success from The Wishing Well

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 11:14am

Using Social Media to Build the Donor Community On a recent December afternoon,  The Wishing Well founder, Erika Thompson, and her parents, cleaned up after a group of 35 volunteers from a local Air Force unit had helped paint a newly acquired warehouse space, connected to their existing storefront. As they worked, a woman came > Continue Reading

Aug
17

“Never Stop Looking for Answers” April Sage, Key Bank

Filed Under: Women's Economic Opportunity - Posted @ 3:38pm

A Conversation with the Vision Sponsor of GTCF’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Workshops Never stop looking for answers. Never. No matter how you feel. No matter how unsafe or destitute, no matter if you think you’ve turned over every rock, never stop looking for answers because if your gut tells you you need changes made in your life, do it > Continue Reading

Jul
10

GTCF’s 10th Foundation of Art Award Honors 10 Pierce County Artists

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:16am

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation will honor ten Pierce County visual artists for the 10th Foundation of Art Award in recognition of the growth of the local arts community since the Award’s inception. This year’s awardees span a wide range of artistic mediums, from painting and sculpture, to fabric and letterpress. The following artists will showcase > Continue Reading

Mar
2

Social and Emotional Learning for Kids Starts with Adults

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 10:27am

More than fifty Tacoma organizations came together on Tuesday, February 28 at the Graduate Tacoma headquarters to begin developing a unified approach to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for local students. The gathering is the first of four community meetings to develop a plan for extending SEL into after-school programs. One theme that emerged was > Continue Reading

Dec
5

Tacoma tragedy shines light on Domestic Violence in our Community

Filed Under: Guest Blog,Uncategorized - Posted @ 3:19pm

The tragic event that occurred in Tacoma last week illuminated the very real issue of domestic violence and its impact on friends and neighbors in our communities. We hope you will take the time to read this blog, submitted by Miriam Barnett, the CEO of YWCA Pierce County.   Domestic violence ruins families and it > Continue Reading

Jun
27

Putting Love and Compassion at the Forefront of Learning

Filed Under: General,Letter from President & CEO,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 8:24pm

Last Friday, in partnership with Pierce County SAFE Alliance, Oasis Youth Center, and Rainbow Center, we held a special training for our partner nonprofits that provided participants the legal and social context needed to be inclusive and welcoming to transgender people. This interactive workshop offered rich content as well as opportunities to ask questions. It was a learning experience that deepened our knowledge, compassion and commitment to ensuring ALL people are welcome and safe in our community.