At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we’ve seen how much more we can accomplish when we work together. Since 1981, community members have shared their commitment to a thriving Pierce County by partnering with GTCF to bring their vision to life and build a legacy for future generations. In our 2018 yearbook, Pierce County Partners, a few > Continue Reading
Lois Bernstein is always looking for ways to connect her community to healthcare resources. As Chief Community Executive with Multicare Health System, she oversees programs such as the Center for Healthy Living, Adult Day Health, New Adventures Children’s Center and Tree House. Over the past few years, she developed partnerships within the community to connect Tacoma students > Continue Reading
At Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, we know donors carry out their charitable giving because they care deeply about their community and the causes they support. At the same time, we recognize many people are looking for strategies to structure their giving in a way that maximizes impact for the organizations they support as well as > Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
The impact investment story continues! In my last post I shared with you the National Development Council’s efforts to invest half of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s impact investment funds in Pierce County. Now I’d like to introduce you to Craft3, the partner we chose to invest the other half of our initial impact portfolio.