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Jun
30

DESPITE COVID-19 CONDITIONS, PIERCE COUNTY BEATS THE 2010 CENSUS SELF-RESPONSE RATE

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 4:26pm

Rural Pierce County communities like Buckley, South Prairie, Wilkeson, and Carbonado are often undercounted in census data. Steven Liefsen, Director of Equity and Achievement at White River School District, shared why having complete and accurate census data in rural communities he serves is so important, “We have a growing population of Hispanic families and the > Continue Reading

Jun
10

Partnering for Lifelong Learning: Pierce County Library Foundation, GTCF Agency Fundholders

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 4:33pm

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
14

Social Emotional Learning Helps Kids Navigate COVID-19 Disruptions

Filed Under: Expanded Learning,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 1:17pm

Sharing is usually something adults encourage kids to practice. That’s why Tess Guerrero understood how strange it sounded when she explained to a student that they couldn’t share their supplies because of safety measures due to COVID-19. “I don’t want to hear one more thing about this virus!” the student exclaimed. Tess said the student’s > 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

May
6

PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED Spotlight: Helping Neighbors Have A Home To Stay Safe

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 5:05pm

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 from GTCF.   As of April 30, 2020, 246 > 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
10

Local Organizations Encourage 2020 Census Participation While Responding to COVID-19

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 11:17am

Since December 2019, more than 40 organizations received funding for census outreach through GTCF, thanks to a grant from the State of Washington Office of Financial Management.  In response to COVID-19 and the challenges it presented to outreach,  GTCF received an additional $857K from the Office of Financial Management to support rapid response census outreach > Continue Reading

Apr
8

Partnering to Support Military Families: Madigan Foundation, GTCF Agency Fundholder

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 4:20pm

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

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