Partnering for Experiential Learning: Fort Nisqually Foundation, GTCF Agency Fundholder
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 County Partners, we share stories and insights from individuals and organizations who are making a difference in Pierce County. In their own words, they speak about the dreams and lessons that fuel their work in the community.
“We need a diversity of opportunities for learning and building community.“
“The Victorians lived the concepts of use, reuse, and recycle – it was a necessity for them. Our experiences encourage a different pace and perspective – practicing patience, being content with what you have, and not always looking to the next thing. The fort gets kids into nature and helps them disconnect from technology for a little bit. Kids go home with a greater appreciation for modern conveniences.”
“We want to bring attention and raise awareness so that the fort serves many generations to come.”
“We chose GTCF because they are connected to community and those that can help us grow. They are so responsive, and they treat everyone the same no matter how big or how small. Like us, GTCF is committed to telling our story well and connecting us to other people’s stories.”
The Fort Nisqually Foundation and their 200 plus volunteers, with the help of Glenn Sutt’s legacy through GTCF, are seeking to preserve and expand the fort and its programs. “We want to bring attention and raise awareness so that the fort serves many generations to come.”