Category: Philanthropy

Aug
13

So Far, 2020 Charitable Giving Looks Different Than Last Year

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 11:40am

Every summer, the Giving USA Foundation releases a report on the previous year’s charitable giving numbers. This summer, the data arrives in the middle of major changes to the country’s health, civic institutions, and the economy due to COVID-19. As COVID-19 conditions have driven a surge in community need, charitable giving is already looking significantly different from last year.  “Donor > Continue Reading

Jul
8

Understanding Your Community Helps Charitable Giving Support Racial Equity

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 4:55pm

  Since COVID-19 shut down schools, the Hilltop Artists’ glass hot shop furnaces at Jason Lee Middle School have been idle. But, Hilltop Artists’ support for youth continues. On a recent afternoon, Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Keith worked from the dining room of the house where she grew up, via video meetings, getting creative with > Continue Reading

May
14

Partnering to Honor Community History: Gregory M. Tanbara, GTCF Board Alumnus

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 9:29am

Over the past 38 years, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has seen Pierce County grow and change, but what has remained constant is the passion people bring to building a thriving community. Sharing community knowledge and stories about our lived experiences builds everyone’s ability to make a positive impact. In our latest annual book of Pierce > Continue Reading

May
13

Pandemic Philanthropy: Trust Is The Key To Impact During COVID-19

Filed Under: Philanthropy,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 10:07am

“A month ago, this was just an idea.” As Cassandra Williams was figuring out how to bring her newly leased Hilltop space up to code for her “Love by the Slice” baking business, COVID-19 hit. And so did community-based inspiration. A friend’s Facebook post alerted Cassandra, a Tacoma native, to the fact that some of her neighbors were in > Continue Reading

Apr
21

PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED Spotlight: Working Together To Feed Our Neighbors

Filed Under: Philanthropy,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 4:44pm

PIERCE COUNTY FOOD ACCESS: The Need, Resources, and How You Can Help As the public health response to COVID-19 in Pierce County escalated on March 13, 2020, United Way of Pierce County and Greater Tacoma Community Foundation partnered for an aligned philanthropic response to emerging community needs. Together, they launched the PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED fund, seeded with $1,750,000 > Continue Reading

Apr
8

Charitable Giving Incentives From The CARES Act

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 3:09pm

  COVID-19 and the necessary public health measures to address it are having a huge impact on the normal operations of nonprofits and community service providers in Pierce County and across the country. From shutting down operations to the sudden surge in need for vulnerable communities, nonprofits were not able to plan for or prepare > Continue Reading

Feb
13

Boris And The Enduring Impact of Endowments

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 12:47pm

At 34 years old, Boris the polar bear is believed to be the oldest male polar bear in the world. Boris has lived over half of his life at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, where he found a safe, caring home after being rescued from a tropical circus. From special vitamins and foods to > Continue Reading

Jan
9

Intentionally Planning a Year of Generosity

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 2:29pm

There are currently four generations and more than fifteen family members engaged in the Nist Family’s philanthropy. Thanks to a well-defined giving strategy, one of the family’s youngest members guided the family’s annual giving. “In the end, he helped us all recognize the organization that was most closely aligned with our mission.” “We want to > Continue Reading

Dec
12

Move Beyond the Overhead Myth To Giving For Impact

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 2:33pm

The end of the calendar year is a time when charitable giving is in the spotlight. Just as there are myths associated with many year-end cultural celebrations, there are also myths associated with philanthropy. Some ideas about charitable giving are rooted in well-meaning, but incorrect assumptions about nonprofits. Other myths are holdovers from outdated approaches > Continue Reading

Dec
12

Partnering for Life-Centered Planning – Bev Cox, Certified Financial Planner

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 2:22pm

  Over the past 38 years, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has seen Pierce County grow and change, but what has remained constant is the passion people bring to building a thriving community. Sharing community knowledge and stories about our lived experiences builds everyone’s ability to make a positive impact. In our latest annual book of Pierce > Continue Reading