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Jun
5

Asking Questions Inspires Generosity Across Generations

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 10:59am

From classic poetry to rock songs to Internet memes, people have complained about the generational divide for a long time. When it comes to philanthropy and community building, however, there is a lot at stake for generations to work and talk together. GTCF explored the challenges and opportunities around fostering generosity across generations through two > Continue Reading

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

May
7

Unique Events Build Community Connections in Pierce County

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 12:52pm

We believe great things happen when people gather together, so we’re excited to see so many local organizations using the GTCF Community Calendar to share ways for people to connect in Pierce County.  Looking at this upcoming month and into the Summer we noticed a couple organizations, Harbor Wild Watch and Exceptional Families Network, who > Continue Reading

Apr
24

Kids Are the Experts On Youth Experience

Filed Under: Vibrant Community - Posted @ 9:53am

PHOTO: via Lisa Monet Photography   What would you do for kids if you were mayor? Tacoma’s Mayor Victoria Woodards posed that question to a group of students from Fawcett Elementary School during the Symposium On Our Youngest Citizens, hosted by the Children’s Museum of Tacoma on April 12th. The students spoke with the Mayor and > Continue Reading

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