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Tag: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

Nov
19

Trust-Based Philanthropy in the South Sound

Filed Under: - Posted @ 5:30pm

Trust-Based Philanthropy

During the pandemic, many foundations changed their funding processes in response to the urgent needs faced by communities. To ease the burden on organizations and get funds to where they were needed most as quickly as possible, our sector saw an emergence of trust-based philanthropy. Trust-based philanthropy is rooted in the concept that funder-grantee relationships > Continue Reading

Feb
12

Government Volume, Philanthropic Flexibility Ensure CARES Act Dollars Reach Pierce County Residents 

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 2:59pm

Even with a massive infusion of federal dollars, getting money to those who need it most isn’t easy. When Pierce County received $158 million in CARES Act funding last summer, the money came with a tight deadline to get it out to the community: December 31, 2020.   Heather Moss, the director of Human Services in Pierce County, explains > Continue Reading

Dec
4

Deep Dive: Helping Kids with Big Feelings

Filed Under: - Posted @ 7:00pm

Join us 12/4 12:00-2:00 for our second Deep Dive workshop: Helping Kids with Big Feelings. Adults can be powerful models and coaches as kids learn to experience, name, and cope with their feelings – let’s talk about how we (as adults) can be intentional in our support! To attend, please complete this registration form. Questions? > Continue Reading

Oct
16

From A Mess of Intense Moments to Meaning: Storytelling Tools to Help Others Engage In Your Work

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:30pm

Under COVID-19 conditions, nonprofits are mobilizing rapidly to support communities through complex and constantly changing situations. How can that impact be shared in a way that engages donors and supporters? Using story structure. The structure of stories helps us remember complex ideas and make sense of change in our lives. Join Nonprofit Leaders Conference for > Continue Reading

Oct
8

The Legacy of Mr. Rogers In Tacoma’s Whole Child Virtual Expanded Learning

Filed Under: Expanded Learning - Posted @ 2:21pm

For more than 30 years Mister Rogers used his groundbreaking PBS television show to make a personal connection with millions of children.  Speaking directly into the camera, he invited his viewers to join him in learning new things, playing together, and reflecting on what it means to be a good “neighbor”.  “Expanded Learning Opportunities have always provided a unique space for students to make connections with each other and with a caring adult.”  Building on > Continue Reading

Aug
13

KNKX Live: Giving and Building Community Using Donor Advised Funds

Filed Under: - Posted @ 10:00pm

KNKX is excited to partner with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to bring you information on Donor Advised Funds presented by Senior Director of Philanthropic Services, Evelyn Ryberg, CAP®.  As all things are changing and pivoting, we are committed to making sure you still have access to a variety of ways to support KNKX and your community.  > Continue Reading

Aug
13

Local Online Learning Adapts For Youth Who Don’t Want To Feel Alone

Filed Under: Expanded Learning - Posted @ 12:31pm

‘I just don’t like feeling alone.’ The youth Choreographer’s Workshop at Tacoma Arts Live looked a lot different this summer.  Gathering on screen via Zoom, instead of in a dance studio, each student rehearsed their routine in their own individual square with their sound settings on mute.  Whenever a classmate had a question or needed > Continue Reading

Aug
12

Giving USA and the New Age of Philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:00pm

The Alford Group will present the recently-released Giving USA report looking back at 2019 giving, which will inform our look forward for the Pacific Northwest region. A panel of local experts will then speak to how the regional philanthropic landscape has and will continue to change since COVID-19. This webinar is approved for 1.5 points > Continue Reading

Jul
8

Partnering for Experiential Learning: Fort Nisqually Foundation, GTCF Agency Fundholder

Filed Under: Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 6:46pm

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

Jul
8

Understanding Your Community Helps Charitable Giving Support Racial Equity

Filed Under: Philanthropy - Posted @ 4:55pm

  Since COVID-19 shut down schools, the Hilltop Artists’ glass hot shop furnaces at Jason Lee Middle School have been idle. But, Hilltop Artists’ support for youth continues. On a recent afternoon, Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Keith worked from the dining room of the house where she grew up, via video meetings, getting creative with > Continue Reading