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Apr
12

Hijinks and Insights from the GTCF Community Calendar

Filed Under: Uncategorized - Posted @ 12:30pm

Last month, local organizations shared over 35 events on our GTCF Community Calendar.  We recognize that it takes a lot of work to put on events like these, so we asked organizations to let us know how their events went, and what they learned along the way. Below are responses written by event organizers: Tacoma > Continue Reading

Apr
6

Expanded Learning Opportunities Help Students Develop Leadership Skills

Filed Under: Uncategorized - Posted @ 4:06pm

Hundreds of students packed the gymnasium at First Creek Middle School on March 30 for the 7th Seeds of Peace Youth Summit. The one-day event is organized and run by student leaders from the Eagle Center after-school program. This year’s event featured presentations from local experts, interactive workshops, musical performances, skits, and a variety of activities > Continue Reading

Mar
22

Homelessness A Housing Issue, Local Leaders Say

Filed Under: Housing - Posted @ 9:05pm

PHOTO: City Club of Tacoma With tents lining streets in downtown Tacoma and in neighborhoods across the county, it’s easy to see the issue of homelessness in our community. However, homelessness affects even more people than those we see out on the streets. A panel of local leaders working to address homelessness shared data and stories > Continue Reading

Mar
16

Gathering Tools at The People’s Gathering

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 5:06pm

As part of our commitment to ongoing professional development, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation staff participated in The People’s Gathering at Pacific Lutheran University this week. We joined with more than 300 professionals from state agencies, education, and nonprofits to engage in frank and open dialogue about race and racial disparities present in work, school, and > Continue Reading

Mar
8

Annual Grants Provide A Wealth of Stories

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 10:51am

Many of us have annual traditions, meaningful things we do at the same time every year. Here at GTCF, annual grants are a time when we celebrate giving that spans generations.  Every February we send out annual grants, a majority of which are endowed funds donors have established with GTCF in order to provide ongoing > Continue Reading

Mar
8

Find Family-Friendly Events and More on the GTCF Community Calendar

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 10:46am

PHOTO: Buffalo Soldiers Tacoma Facebook Page We believe great things happen when community gathers together.  Our  GTCF Community Calendar is a valuable resource for helping bring people together by sharing information about all kinds of events taking place in Pierce County. From family friendly events to educational opportunities to fundraisers for local nonprofits, you’ll find > Continue Reading

Mar
5

Rising Rates, Flat Funding: What’s at Stake?

Filed Under: Housing - Posted @ 7:55am

The good news is that Tacoma is being recognized for its quality of life. Sunset Magazine named Tacoma a “Game-Changing Place to Live” earlier this year saying, “though roasteries and vegan restaurants are popping up to serve the fresh blood, housing ­remains startlingly affordable”. The bad news is Tacoma’s unprecedented growth is undermining that affordability even > Continue Reading

Feb
26

Spark Grantees Build Community in Unique Ways

Filed Under: Uncategorized - Posted @ 4:29pm

From dance groups to literary journals, and culture-infused health programs to large-scale festivals, our most recent group of Spark Grant recipients are building a thriving Pierce County in unique ways. Learn more about each of their projects below. Think you have an idea that would be a good candidate for a Spark Grant?  We are accepting > Continue Reading

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