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May
8

Charitable Giving Under New Tax Laws

Filed Under: Uncategorized - Posted @ 7:06am

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

Apr
12

Hijinks and Insights from the GTCF Community Calendar

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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

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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

Feb
26

Spark Grantees Build Community in Unique Ways

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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

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

Dec
16

In Depth: Impact Investing (Part 4 of 5)

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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.